Youth geographies of everyday life. Methodological notes from a project of photographic storytelling in Fez


  • Matteo Puttilli Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  • Raffaele Cattedra Dipartimento di Storia, beni culturali e territorio, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
  • M'Hammed Idrissi Janati Département de Géographie, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
  • Rosi Giua Photographer, Cagliari, Italy


The paper presents some methodological notes on a fieldwork in Fez, Morocco. The research involved a group of pupils from two schools belonging to different districts and culminated in the realization of two workshops of “photographic storytelling”. The aim was to verify if and how the everyday lives of the “pupil-inhabitants” had been affected by the urban projects underway in the neighbourhoods. The images and tales by the young students bring to light hidden and invisible geographies which go beyond the simple documentation of the uses, representations or emotions that link young people and space, and reveal a much more significant upshot on the political nature of socio-spatial organization and of urban transformations.






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