I’m Ben, Welcome! In this place we invite you to explore what ‘home’ means. Is it your address? Is it your family? Is it a community, a country, the land you walk on, or even the planet itself? Is home where the heart is? Do you feel ‘at home’ when you are walking down the street, or at work, or among friends? These are some of the questions we’ll be thinking about with the help of these resources.
Exploring ‘home’ will also face us with the situation of the homeless. So you will also find here spaces you can pass through which are temporary and shifting. These spaces are temporary structures, cardboard, tents, short-lived shelters. This is the place of homeless people, asylum seekers, runaways, refugees, migrants, illegal immigrants, and also rejected people who have been trafficked and then abandoned.
Here, you will encounter issues related to the homelessness in all its forms. There are terrible stories, mental illness, people far from their friends, homes and families. But there is hope and humour too. Before you enter, you must decide if you really want to explore these spaces and meet its people. Decide...
Here are some questions to help you prepare:
- Do I want to know more about home and homelessness?
- What thoughts and ideas, actions and plans will I be taking with me?
- Am I prepared to be challenged and changed?
- What do I expect to hear? What do I expect to see?
- What would I most like to learn?