My research project
An exploration of young people's use of visual and discursive good life narratives to describe what living well means to them.
I am a PhD student at the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). My PhD research is about the good life narratives that young people use to describe what living well means to them. Good life narratives are socio-cultural stories that give directives as to what makes life worthwhile. While they are not direct reflections of young people's beliefs about wellbeing, they can influence life-styles and aspirations. Some good life narratives are more likely to lead to sustainable futures than others. As such, they are a worthy topic for researchers interested in sustainability. I approach good life narratives through two projects. The first one is a filmmaking project with small groups of young people aged 10-14. The second one is an exploration of Instagram posts tagged #goodlife.