Home Makers: go for a walk with sounds made by migrant domestic workers

Sat 19 Jun 2021, 15:00 - 16:00

Wheelchair accessible venue

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A photograph of Holland Park in London featuring flowers, shrubs and a statue
Earl's Court Gate, Holland Park (next door to the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High St, London, W8 6AG)

‘Home Makers’ is a collection of soundwalks recorded and co-edited with migrant domestic workers in the UK and Lebanon. The soundwalks aim to amplify the voices of often silenced or mis-represented women, who labour and live ‘behind closed doors’. On this walk in Holland Park, you’ll hear from soundwalk maker Ann, who remembers the park as the place she decided to escape from abusive employers; as well as fellow domestic workers sharing experiences of activism and workers' rights. Recorded in places that are meaningful to migrant workers, the soundwalks will be introduced by facilitator Ella Parry-Davies and followed by a discussion with her and the wider group.

Dr Ella Parry-Davies, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London
Ann, Soundwalk maker and migrant domestic worker
Helen, Soundwalk maker and migrant domestic worker
Yvette, Migrant domestic worker and campaigner

Ella Parry-Davies is a recipient of a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2018. She contributed to the evidence base for the British Academy’s COVID-19 and Society reports, which are part of an independent review prepared for the Government Office for Science to address the question: What are the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19?

Free, booking required

This short soundwalk in Holland Park (13 minutes) includes a map and a soundtrack that you can listen to through headphones while you do the walk. A smartphone, headphones and internet connection are needed take part. If you need to borrow a device and headphones to take part in this walk, you can request this at the booking stage. Details about how to join the group will be sent to you in a confirmation email. Holland Park has flat paths and nearby High Street Kensington station has step-free access. A transcript of the soundwalk will be available. If you have any questions about this event please refer to our Public Events FAQs. If your question is not answered, please email [email protected].

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