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Distant Voices - Coming Home
Wed 24 May 2017, 15:00 – 17:30 BST
Imagination and Inquiry Seminar Series 2016/ 2017
A Cross–Disciplinary Seminar Series organised by Psychosocial Research Unit from the School of Social Work, Care and Community
The I&I seminars form part of the APS seminar and conference network
‘Distant Voices - Coming Home’
Professor Fergus McNeill University of Glasgow
Alison Urie Vox Liminis
Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Media Factory, Innovation Studio, 3.00 to 5.30
‘Distant Voices – Coming Home’ is a project that responds to pressing public policy and political challenges created by huge rises in the numbers of people subject to penal sanctions and by high levels of reoffending. Turning conventional understandings of ‘offender rehabilitation’ on their head, the project is concerned not with ‘correcting offenders’ but rather with exploring and changing how they are received when ‘coming home’ after punishment. Distant Voices combines creative practices (principally song writing and sharing) research and knowledge exchange to enable dialogue and learning about re/integration - and to practice and experience it. This event offers an opportunity to learn about the thinking behind the project and to experience aspects of it first hand, through live performance of and dialogue about some of the songs written thus far in the process.
Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology and Social Work at the University of Glasgow where he works in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Prior to becoming an academic in 1998, Fergus worked for a number of years in residential drug rehabilitation and as a criminal justice social worker.
Alison Urie has led the development of creative arts organisation Vox Liminis. Vox Liminis is creating spaces in the criminal justice system where differently situated people communicate, connect and learn in new ways through the arts, and can imagine a more positive and human future together.
The event will include live performance of songs by Louis Abbott.
This seminar is FREE and refreshments provided. Please book your place at EventBrite