An amazing evening at Space2b Social Design and Studio who hosted Ondru’s voiceless journey (stories of displacement) exhibition. Voiceless journey is an art project where 101 people were given voices by interviewing them and listening to their stories. Voiceless Journeys is an attempt to build a sense of community with greater understanding of each other through the medium of art. The whole project aims to raise awareness about the journey, struggle, survival and achievements of people from diverse backgrounds.
The focus was on people who have left their countries as result of internal problems and conflicts. We had the honour to listen to Michael P. and his journey, where he travelled from South Sudan to Ethiopia to Kenya over several months as a young boy to escape war. Now in Australia, from barely speaking English to Michael has now got two master degrees. A true inspiring journey all along.
As part of this project, I was also interviewed in 2011 by @Ondrue.arts and my story was also shared as one of the voices. “Regardless of the war-torn background, I love my things and I also miss my things. I miss small things. I miss the snow on mountains, the dry nods of the rocks and the familiar breeze. Art motivates me, anything especially related to poetry and sub-continental art, like novels and short stories. History relates me to art and people and their life styles”. Tonight, I got a copy of the project. I missed the book launch, i think because of my universitt exam.but glade to meet to a lot of beautiful people tonight and got to enjoy it.