HOME – A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL PROJECT IN DEVELOPMENT
October 10, 2014
We need your help.
Working in partnership with Zap Art, we are exploring possibilities for a major international project, in which we turn our creative gaze to the notion of HOME. We believe this is an important theme to consider at the point at which our global actions are defining the 21st century; at a point when personal and community resilience has never been such an essential asset in a world where complex and unrelenting change feels beyond our control. We want to explore what we need around us to feel at home, what we can learn from different cultures about new ways to cohabit and grow.
We are exploring stories of home and homelessness; rootedness and migrancy; belonging and displacement; access and exclusion. We need to ask if our existing assumptions and understandings about HOME represent the reality of living in our rapidly transforming world. We believe we need to redefine our sense of what constitutes HOME and that we should do that together across communities, across barriers, across borders.
What is it? Bricks and mortar? A familiar sky and landscape? A group of people? A sense of confidence? Something we need others to recognise? How do we create a sense of “at-homeness” in the midst of evolution, shifts and turmoil?
In November and December 2014 a small team of WildWorkers are going to Soweto, Mumbai and Rio. What shall we ask? We will be asking questions such as:
‘Why do you call this home?’
‘What do you most value about where you live?’
‘Is there something in particular that makes you feel at home?’
‘What would you miss most if you left here?’
Is home a suitcase?
Is home a food?
Is home a language?
Is home a person?
Describe home in three words
Describe home in three objects
Is there a question that you would like us to ask? Something you would like to know about any of those places? If so – get in touch with us by:
tweeting a question to @wild_works
Emailing a question to firstname.lastname@example.org
Adding a comment to our Facebook post or blog post
Home has been conceived by Dave Reeves with Bill Mitchell. Zap Art has received public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England for the research and development of ideas for this project with WildWorks as artistic lead.