Igloos all year round: an examination of the views of young people into spaces and places in Douglas
Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork
This research was carried out in collaboration with Douglas Matters as part of a Community Academic Research Links (CARL) project. Douglas Matters is a community group that was set up to tackle the presenting issues for young people in the area. This dissertation examined the views and of young people into spaces and places in Douglas, through the use of primary, qualitative research. Photo-voice and individual interviews were used to gain an insight into the views and issues of concern of young people in the area. Secondary research, namely a literature review, explored the concept of spaces and places, recreation and the positive effects it had on young people, and community responses to children in need. Theories examined in the literature review allowed for an understanding to be gained when looking at the perception of young people in Douglas and how they interact with their environment. A significant finding of this research identified the lack of services for young people in the area, which in turn has led to feelings of boredom and exclusion. The research also found that adults perceived young people in a negative light, which has led to young people being excluded from public spaces. Based on such findings, a number of recommendations have been made which hope to enable Douglas Matters to work from the ground up, to make Douglas a better place to grow up in.
Spaces and places , Douglas Matters , Boredom , Exclusion , Excluded from public spaces
Tips, S. (2018) Igloos all year round: an examination of the views of young people into spaces and places in Douglas. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.
©2018, Stephanie Tips.