Welcome to the website of our “Food Futures 2.0” project, where we ask young people in London, UK and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to express their views on what just and sustainable food futures might look like.
Our methodology is digital film-making, in particular participatory video, which allows groups of young people from diverse backgrounds not just to reflect on issues and express their views, but also to grow more confident as a person and enjoy working in a team.
The project is carried out, in the UK as a collaboration between the ICT4D Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London and two South London community organisations, Ovalhouse in Kennington and InSpire in Walworth. In Brazil, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is working together with the community visual arts organisation Observatório de Favelas on the project.
Our work includes a 5-day participatory film workshop and a film competition for young people in London and in Brazil. 40 young people will be trained in film-making and the winners of the film competition will visit the partner country for an exchange of young film-makers.
Our project is a collaborative action research project funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council – Grant Ref ES/M011615/1.
We hope you enjoy browsing our website and finding out about the exciting work of the young film-makers in Rio and London!