INTERVOICE: Communities and Collectives – the story of people’s movement
A request for your help from Paul Baker in identifying display objects for an exhibition about hearing voices
An exhibition on voice hearing is going to take place at the Palace Green Library, Durham University, Durham, England from 5th November 2016 – 26th February 2017.
The exhibition is being mounted by the Library service and the “Hearing the Voice” interdisciplinary research project (hearingthevoice.org) and overseen by a steering group that includes representatives from Hearing Voices networks.
I have been commissioned to co-curate the part of the exhibition entitled “Communities and Collectives – the story of people’s movement”
This section of the exhibition will:
Celebrate the ways the Hearing Voices movement has helped people around the world accept and make sense of their experiences and fight for social justice
Highlight the distinctiveness of voice hearing that has given rise to a powerful people’s movement, that has politics and is an experience people come together in groups to explore
Underscore the significance of the movement to public and clinical understandings of hearing voices
Improve public understanding of voice hearing
Reduce discrimination and misconceptions
The display will be divided into three sections:
- The Story
- The Community
- The Future
How you can help
We are looking for all kinds of objects that will help to illustrate the work and thinking of the Hearing voices movement from around the world.
These could include:
Photographs of people, groups, meetings and conference’s. (One suggestion from Dirk Corstens is to include photographs of people before and after they became part of the movement).
Posters, flyers and other promotional information about Congresses, meetings and groups
Publications, books, booklets, pamphlets
T shirts, clothing, conference bags and handouts, key rings etc
Videos, films, articles and news items about the Hearing voices approach
Art work and other representations of voices
And … all sorts of things I’ve not even thought about!
At this stage we are asking you to let us know if you have something that you would be willing to have included in the exhibition and to send us a picture or descriiption. Please send all your suggestions and ideas to Paul Baker at [email protected]