Listening to Voices warmly invite you to celebrate the launch of their project with publication of
and accompanying sound piece and website
Tuesday 12 January 2016
This is a Connected Communities project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (Grant No. AH/M009181/1)
Listening to Voices: Creative Disruptions with the Hearing Voices Network is a research project led by Dr Gail McConnell (Queen’s University, Belfast), Dr Jo Scott (University of the West of Scotland), and Dr Deborah Maxwell (University of Edinburgh) in collaboration with Time and Space (Glasgow), Hearing Voices Ireland, Belfast Hearing Voices Network and Dundee Hearing Voices Network.
In the field of mental health research, voice-hearers feel the effects of academic language-use in their everyday lives through the hierarchical language of ‘others’ (e.g. ‘researcher’ and ‘researched’) and stigmatising labels. Listening to Voices seeks to learn how to listen to ‘others’ and to counter oppressive structures of language-use by building a network of expertise in listening. It brings together voice-hearing networks, independent artists and academics to develop a suite of resources for creative listening practices.
No registration is required to attend the launch, but for more information about the event and the Listening to Voices project in general please email Dr Gail McConnell.