When I Find Home
Home Is ... is a grassroots project using poetry and spoken word to interrogate what people actually mean when they talk about "home"; what, where, who is it? How do people configure home and what does it matter?
The project is particularly interested in exploring how emotional and or physical displacement affects our definitions of home. For many, the concept of home is central to self-definition. But what happens when your idea of home conflicts with your reality — when people’s perceptions of you, are based on single narrative assumptions linked to race or circumstance, which don’t quite capture your existence? How do people reclaim their narratives or navigate the journey from a place of precarious physical or psychological displacement to a state of being, where they decide, wherever I am, is home?
In todays political climate where xenophobia is on the rise, the need to understand "the other" is more important than ever before. Focusing on narratives mainly from people of colour and other ethnic minorities in the British context, Home Is... aims to creatively highlight stories we don't often hear in the mainstream.