Undocumented in Ireland: Our Stories

The participants of this project created a community of practice through small and large acts of boundary crossing, bravery, generosity and trust, all while dealing with not only the demands of every day life but also the uncertainties and fears of living without documentation. For five months–from summer to winter in 2007–participants came together to share stories, critically discuss concepts and images, individually craft and collectively produce the final pieces. Through the ongoing development of a purposeful community of practice, the ideas, emotions and images shaping these digital stories emerged. While guiding this process, I observed how public spaces for reflection, dialogue, craft and creation are cherished, necessary and rare.

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