I love street art. I love street art because it allows me to view people’s interactions with public space in intentional ways. Street art makes me look around and gets me to reconsider the spaces I usually ignore or take for granted. I search for it as I walk the streets of the places I live. Continue reading
Lately, I have begun writing my dissertation about my research project with a collective of ethnic minority young people who have grown up and studied in Hong Kong’s public schools. Through the medium of cellphone-video making (cellphilming), we have gathered, brainstormed, written, filmed, and edited some pretty amazing cellphilms (films shot on a cellphone) that describe the experiences of growing up and going to school in Hong Kong (HK) as an ethnic minority. We explore how language, literacy and civic engagement are becoming increasingly linked in Hong Kong. Through these cellphilms, and in our conversations, the participants have answered the questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? How do I participate as a citizen of HK? We have shared these cellphilms in community screenings, in university classrooms, via e-mail and Facebook, and on YouTube.