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22 October - 13 November
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My Local Area: Everyday Life in Ekangala and Hawassa

My local area theme

What’s on offer?

The exhibition showcases a range of media outputs produced by young people (aged mainly in their 20s) living in two small urban areas in Ethiopia and South Africa. They were asked to produce stories about their lives, about their local areas and their homes and their efforts to secure work and education. The exhibition will showcase music, poetry, podcasts, videos, written pieces, and photos for visitors to learn about the local areas where these young people live, and how their lives are experienced - using the voices and inputs of the young people themselves.

What’s it about?

The event is about the lives of young people living in Ethiopia and South Africa and how they live in their local areas, what challenges and opportunities they face. The exhibition will offer a glimpse of the realities of everyday life in local areas in other parts of the world. It will encourage visitors to think about similarities and differences with young peoples' lives in South Yorkshire, and will provide an insight into housing conditions and access to work as experienced by young people in those communities.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Paula Meth, Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield

Open to

All welcome

Event Booking details

No booking necessary