Lunchtime Talk
Fri 19 Jun 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live

Homeless Lockdown Diaries

New Resident Owain Astles joins us for this lunchtime talk and asks how can Participatory Video be used for empowerment and activism, and how do we respond to working in an increasingly virtual space?

c/o Owain Astles

c/o Owain Astles


Owain Astles

Owain Astles

Owain Astles is a filmmaker, photographer and visual activist. His work focuses around empowerment through participation, art as activism and the creation of immersive environments.

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel

Owain Astles is a Bristol-based filmmaker, photographer and visual activist. He’s currently working on a Participatory Video project entitled Homeless Lockdown Diaries, working with people experiencing homelessness to tell their own stories and experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his talk, Owain will explore the practice of Participatory Video and its uses in empowerment and activism, particularly investigating how the practice is responding to the pandemic and to an artistic space that is increasingly virtual. He will also reflect on working with people experiencing homelessness, his own experiences of the issue, and how art and media can be a tool for reflection and empowerment.

Join us on Fri 19th June, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

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