Welcome to Another Place Like Home
This website is a collaborative storytelling project by Andrew Jackson commissioned by Multistory as part of their Blast! Festival designed to explore notions of belonging.
It asks you to share, to its online platform (public submissions will live on June 21st) stories which explore what belonging means to you - no matter where in the world you are. These stories can be told through photographs, prose, poems, essays, audio or video - you decide.
Each and every one of us, wherever we are, and however we identify, are attempting to belong to something. Whether it be to an ideology, a place, a group or a person, belonging shapes our identities. Without that sense of belonging, we become a ship without an anchor. We are never still, never settled, and never at peace.
Yet, what does it mean to belong, in a time when identities and citizenships can be removed, in the stroke of a pen? Or when the words 'Leave' or 'Remain' can define and separate us?
Stories link us to the past and help us to imagine the future but they also help us to share our thoughts and to understand the lives of others.
We are all made from stories - our stories define us.
So, what does belonging mean to you?