Through our collaborative project Our Here we develop creative social interactions and workshops for international women living in the city of Leeds, UK.
Together we make co-created short films, zines and photography projects based on our experiences of Leeds as an international city.
Our body of documentary media is created entirely by our open and flexible collective. We record our testimonies and social interactions to capture Leeds’ strength as an international city.
Our collective includes (but is by no means limited to) international students, English language teachers and women from first and second generation migrant backgrounds. It is our agenda to construct a workshop framework which is robust and flexible enough to allow us to continue broadening our collective outwards- inviting women from across the city to collaborate and strengthen our body of work.
Our collective was set up by Kelly Zarins, a PhD Researcher and Lecturer at the International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (iRIS), Leeds Trinity University. Kelly’s research seeks to develop new discussions surrounding how trans-disciplinary practices can be used to sustain co-creation across all stages of interactive documentary production.