Ireland is my hearth-land (WIP 2020-2021)

This work in progress is concerned with female members of the Irish diaspora living in England. The women were photographed and interviewed about their experience of being Irish in London, their reasoning for emigrating and their thoughts about what home means to them. Interview questions were concerned with traditional ethnographic qualitative interview technique, using unstructured interview and prompts. The women were also interviewed about a particular object that had some significance to them and to Ireland, such as Celtic style tattoos, archival family photographs and jewellery. The women were filmed interacting with these objects, to show the haptic engagement of the subject with the object.

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