The presentation focused on two completed projects of ‘Manifesta’ that illustrate its approach: Belonging – London. Paris, Lisbon and Breaking into the Museum (BITM) – London, Paris.
The conference is part of a research project's contribution to the AHRC Connected Communities programme. The Reserach will gather a better understanding of community filmmaking and diversity within the context of community engagement, representation and participation, considering the role played by arts and media (through film) in shaping and involving communities. It will also look at community filmmakers as being themselves part of a knowledge and practice community and consider what kind of learning, sharing and collaborative approaches are used to foster creation and innovation and how these can feed into the wider film ecology.