Birdiya Miya homelessness research project exhibition

The Birdiya Miya Homelessness Research Project presented an exhibition on the 25th of November at Perth Town Hall to showcase the voice of those with experience of homelessness in Perth.

Throughout the research project, research participants have produced visual media related to their experience of homelessness, and this was showcased to invited guests including service providers, government representatives and participants of the project.

The exhibition served as an opportunity to exhibit what has been captured by the researchers in the project so far, ahead of the next stage of the project which will involve the researchers preparing and documenting their findings.

The research project is led by Wungening in partnership with the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and is supported by Lotterywest. This project is the first time an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) has led a research project of this nature.

The project is doing research differently – guided by a group of community elders, known as the Community Ownership Group, the project provides a platform for those with lived experience of homelessness in Perth, allowing participants to present their experiences through a range of media: photography, art, yarning, video, and more.

Throughout the process, the Community Ownership Group makes sure that the researchers are addressing the real areas of concern in the community, as well as ensuring the project remains culturally responsible and safe for the participants. Upon completion of the project in 2023, the findings of the research will be able to inform government and service providers in order to better improve outcomes for rough sleepers in Perth.

Click here to see more about the exhibition or here to find out more about the research project.

Source: Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Posted on: 12 Dec 2022

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