SOCIAL DOMAIN

Use Google Image Search (in the NL) to search for ‘homeless’ and there is a good chance that you will find someone in neglected clothing sleeping on a dirty bench in a park. The current image stands in the way of an adequate approach to the problems, states Frank van Steenbergen in his dissertation Without margin, no center (2020). Het Beelddepot, part of Het Bouw depot, conducts research into these stigmas in the media. And that is necessary: a large Canadian study showed that negative images in the media have a major impact. It perpetuates negative associations. For example, it may seem that people without a home almost always have an alcohol or drug problem. While Het Bouwdepot tries to ensure equal opportunities for young people, Het Beelddepot is researching the stigmas behind this. They examine the dominant concepts in the media, and the change that can be seen since the 90s. Journalistic images of Dutch homeless people lead to stigmatization and a negative self-image among the homeless people. What does life really look like when you are homeless in the Netherlands as a teenager or young adult? The assignment was to realistically portray youth homelessness. I followed three people who are in contact with Het Bouwdepot, where we visualized their day together.

SOCIAL DOMAIN

Use Google Image Search (in the NL) to search for ‘homeless’ and there is a good chance that you will find someone in neglected clothing sleeping on a dirty bench in a park. The current image stands in the way of an adequate approach to the problems, states Frank van Steenbergen in his dissertation Without margin, no center (2020). Het Beelddepot, part of Het Bouw depot, conducts research into these stigmas in the media. And that is necessary: a large Canadian study showed that negative images in the media have a major impact. It perpetuates negative associations. For example, it may seem that people without a home almost always have an alcohol or drug problem. While Het Bouwdepot tries to ensure equal opportunities for young people, Het Beelddepot is researching the stigmas behind this. They examine the dominant concepts in the media, and the change that can be seen since the 90s. Journalistic images of Dutch homeless people lead to stigmatization and a negative self-image among the homeless people. What does life really look like when you are homeless in the Netherlands as a teenager or young adult? The assignment was to realistically portray youth homelessness. I followed three people who are in contact with Het Bouwdepot, where we visualized their day together.

SOCIAL DOMAIN

Use Google Image Search (in the NL) to search for ‘homeless’ and there is a good chance that you will find someone in neglected clothing sleeping on a dirty bench in a park. The current image stands in the way of an adequate approach to the problems, states Frank van Steenbergen in his dissertation Without margin, no center (2020). Het Beelddepot, part of Het Bouw depot, conducts research into these stigmas in the media. And that is necessary: a large Canadian study showed that negative images in the media have a major impact. It perpetuates negative associations. For example, it may seem that people without a home almost always have an alcohol or drug problem. While Het Bouwdepot tries to ensure equal opportunities for young people, Het Beelddepot is researching the stigmas behind this. They examine the dominant concepts in the media, and the change that can be seen since the 90s. Journalistic images of Dutch homeless people lead to stigmatization and a negative self-image among the homeless people. What does life really look like when you are homeless in the Netherlands as a teenager or young adult? The assignment was to realistically portray youth homelessness. I followed three people who are in contact with Het Bouwdepot, where we visualized their day together.