Changing the Lens

  title={Changing the Lens},
  author={Leonie Sandercock and Giovanni Attili},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={19 - 29}
This paper discusses an action research project in which the making and screening of a film was conceived as a catalyst for social change in a deeply divided community. The context is the history of segregation of Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada. Is there a decolonizing role for planning, beginning with the work of healing and reconciliation? And, is there a role for film as a methodological tool in such a process? Our findings suggest a very necessary role for therapeutic planning… 

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