Young People's Geographies

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Case Study One

Helen GriffithsIan Cook and Helen Griffiths, Exeter University

Saturday afternoon. The Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham. Two women are catching up over a glass of wine outside a café. Across from them, on a group of steps by a statue a big group of teenagers are talking about the latest band they’ve discovered on MySpace, using their mobile phones to update their status on Facebook and chatting about where they’re going to meet that evening. A security guard comes over and tells the group to break up or move on...

In this video Helen describes how she became interested in young people’s geographies as an undergraduate geographer.

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