What if Art and Research Could be Used as a Form of Community Dialogue, As a Space for People with Lived Experience of Homelessness to Empower Themselves? A Reflection on Unframed Lives at the Brighton Fringe, UK

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Unframed Lives is a photographic exhibition, panel event, and installation for Brighton Fringe. Brighton Fringe is an open-access arts festival held annually in Brighton, England. It is the largest annual arts festival in England and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. The collective is formed of two projects; research-based photo elicitation with people with lived-experienced of homelessness under the current austerity policies co-organised. For the photo-based research, they have been running photographic workshops via a partners’ organisation for those who choose to share their lived experiences, alongside building a photo elicitation research document exploring homelessness and the welfare state under austerity. It’s a creative collaboration between individuals who have experienced homelessness, artists, and researchers.
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Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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