Images of Home: Children’s Creative Response to the Changing Landscape of Officer (VIC)

A/ Prof.Michelle Duffy, Dean Merlino (Federation Uni.), Dr Angela Grant (Federation Uni.)

This project offered children aged between ten and twelve the opportunity to explore meanings of ‘home’ in the rapidly changing environment of Melbourne’s peri-urban fringe. In developing the project the underlying argument was that when people are asked to be attentive to the sounds of their daily lives, very diverse personal, emotional and affective sets of social relationships can be uncovered, and that these are underpinned by values attached to both lived and imagined notions of home. The project was funded through VicHealth’s Technology, Arts and Social Connections Scheme (TASC).


Indicative publications

Duffy, M (2016) Re-sounding place and mapping the affects of sound, in T Leppänen, P, Moisala, M Tiainen & H Väätäinen (eds) Becoming with Music and Sound: Musicking Deleuze and Guattari Bloomsbury

Duffy, M (2016) ‘The Listening ‘I’: Children’s emotional and affective representations of place’ in S Gair & A van Luyn (eds) Sharing qualitative research: Showing lived experiences and community narratives, Routledge; pp. 96-109

Duffy, M (2012) The requirement of having a body Geographical Research 51(2): 130-136

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.