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Making the city through participatory video: implications for urban geography

Yap, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-8629-2360 (2021). Making the city through participatory video: implications for urban geography. Urban Geography, doi: 10.1080/02723638.2021.1948698


Participatory video-making represents a significant opportunity within urban geography. Reflecting on two participatory video-making processes in Seville, Spain, this article examines, firstly, the epistemological opportunities contained within a participatory video-making process. Specifically, it reflects on the potentials and limitations of participatory video as a mode of urban geographical inquiry. Secondly, this article draws on critical urban theory to examine the dialectical relations between the practice of participatory video-making and the social production of urban space. In doing so, the article sets out a potential approach toward constructing a critical ontology of urban geographical research, which elucidates the relations between research, methodology, subject, and place.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher Keywords: Critical urban theory, epistemology, lefebvre, methodology, participatory video
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
T Technology
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
Date available in CRO: 16 Sep 2021 09:29
Date deposited: 16 September 2021
Date of acceptance: 21 June 2021
Date of first online publication: 9 July 2021
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