We Who Are About To... Chapter One

Thomas, P. (2018) We Who Are About To... Chapter One. [Artefact]

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This text is the first chapter of a speculative sci-fi novel. The following chapters have not been written yet because the narrative is a fictionalisation of the first research retreat of Distant Voices: a project that is in progress. The text is designed to be printed onto A3 paper, read and then folded into an origami house. It’s a little tricky to make, but there is a helpful video tutorial here: ‘make an easy origami house’ by Leyla Torres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtNv2N8CVyw. When making the house treat this side as side A: the walls of the house, the other side will eventually form the roof. I made this work because as the research associate on the Distant Voices project I was tasked with making a creative response to our first core group research retreat that aimed to capture different perspectives on the experience. The core group is a diverse collection of people who have come together to try and map out and understand experiences of homecoming after prison. Some of us have lived experiences of imprisonment or familial imprisonment, some are social workers, some others are academics (representing musicology, criminology, politics, and sociology), musicians, artists, writers, third-sector workers, and probation or prison officers. For many of us these areas of expertise and experience blur or overlap – for example we might be a probation officer and a musician. We’re trying to build a shared understanding and approach through this research, but this is not the place that we’ve started from, and collaborative research is not an easy thing to do, requiring the creation of mutual trust, respect and the destabilising of existing hierarchies... Read more at: https://www.voxliminis.co.uk/projects/distant-voices/media/?media=995

Item Type:Artefact
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thomas, Dr Philippa
Authors: Thomas, P.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
737101Distant Voices: Coming HomeFergus McNeillEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/P002536/1SPS - SOCIOLOGY