Coming home, becoming home: making stories and art as inquiry
Presented by: Jonathan & Tess Wyatt
Central Halls, 2 West Tollcross, Edinburgh EH3 9BP
Refreshments, included in the ticket price, will be available from 6.30 pm
Home is often spoken of as singular and as a noun, as are its clichés. ‘Home is where the heart is.’ ‘Home sweet home.’ Home is a place, a somewhere. We move home. Leave home. Return home. Or don’t, the politics ever present. Yet home might be multiple, fluid, transient, provisional, a process; a verb. Neither one, thing nor another, a state of mind. A constant simultaneous making and re-making, dismantling and re-building, even as we might feel ‘settled’ and ‘at home’. A persistent state of being in the threshold, of being in-between.
In this lecture we will work through stories and art that draw from our experience of and since moving to Scotland, to inquire into notions of ‘home’. We entwine (and perhaps trouble) the personal and the cultural, the internal and the external, the material and the affective, in order to bring alive the complexities of what home might be(come).
Jonathan Wyatt is Professor of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Edinburgh, where he is also Director of the new Centre for Creative-Relational Inquiry. Until July of this year he was, for four years Head of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences. He has published widely on collaborative writing, autoethnography and loss, and is due to complete a book, Therapy, Stand-up and the Gesture of Writing: Towards Creative-Relational Inquiry, by the end of July 2018, to be published by Routledge.
Tess Wyatt is an artist, teacher and expressive arts facilitator. She has held three art exhibitions since moving to Edinburgh in 2013, has contributed to two edited collections on collaborative writing and has co-authored a number of articles and book chapters.
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Full Price: £15
Discounted rate: £7.50 (student, unwaged, Friend of Sutherland Trust)