Using Photography in International Case-Study Research in Stigmatized Contexts. An Experiment Using Photo-Elicitation and ‘Traveling Pictures’ With Children in a Public Housing Complex of Eastern Naples | Prisco | Visual Ethnography
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Using Photography in International Case-Study Research in Stigmatized Contexts. An Experiment Using Photo-Elicitation and ‘Traveling Pictures’ With Children in a Public Housing Complex of Eastern Naples

Manuela Prisco

Abstract


This paper discusses the use of photography in an international research project on publicness and public space in European housing complexes. It proposes an investigation of how photography was applied in a pilot project entailing photo-elicitation in Eastern Naples (Italy), from my perspective as a postdoctoral researcher in architecture and planning collaborating to the project. The pictures of five European housing complexes (called ‘traveling pictures’) were used in the experiment. For the purpose of the study, I herein propose the analysis of an activity conducted with sixteen students at a middle school and their teachers through the lens of participatory research guided by the principles of feminist scholars and critical pedagogy. The aim of the paper is twofold: firstly, it means to provide an account of how the image-based experiment was developed with young residents of a public housing complex marked by stigma; and secondly, it discusses how the photo-elicitation experiment affected power dynamics and participants’ roles both during the activities and within the international research project.

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Photo-elicitation; Public Housing; Photography; Participatory Research; Critical Pedagogy; Children

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