British Academy Summer Showcase: 'Another Day in Paradise'

Activity: Public engagement and outreachPerformance Arts/Exhibitions/Festival outside Roehampton


Have you ever wondered how homeless people spend their days? They may look for places to
rest, to eat, try to find work, and spend time with those who understand them. At a deeper level,
they live in a world of uncertainty, many without routines, and dealing with emotional cycles of
sadness, shame, despair, regret and confusion. My British Academy Innovation Fellowship
(Footprints in Sutton, 2022) has partnered with a homeless day shelter, Sutton Night Watch, to
responsibly and ethically follow the daily activities of 10 homeless clients of the shelter using GPS
devices and walking interviews, allowing us to build a complex picture of their needs, feelings,
hopes and comforts as they go about their lives. We believe this will lead to new insights for
charities and the government better support homeless people and change public perspectives,
so that the homeless can feel safer and more included.
Period11 Jul 202413 Jul 2024
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • BA Summer Showcase
  • Homelessness
  • BA Innovation Fellowship