(london) in common: children’s photo-stories of public life

in common: children’s photo-stories of public life

an international exhibition of children’s photo-stories about what matters to them

5th-9th November, 2017

Candid Arts Trust – 3 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ




How do younger children encounter, experience and maybe engage with public life? What does public life mean for younger children? How might thinking about public life from a child’s perspective help us to re-thinking the relationships between public-private-personal-political experiences?

These are questions that a European Research Council funded international study working with forty-five 6 to 8 year olds in Athens, Hyderabad and London, has been asking. The exhibition is the outcome of three years intensive research with children and showcases the study findings through photographic stories created by the children. The exhibition also features illustrated and anonymously crowdsourced stories of ‘earliest political memories’ from members of the public. There will be opportunities for visitors to contribute their own ‘earliest political memories’ to the emerging archive.


We are open to the public all day on Sunday 5th November (from 11am-6pm)

and from 11am-7pm from Tuesday 7th – Thursday 9th November


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PhD & ECR Methods Workshop

Public Tours

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After School Fun