The front door
What does your front door mean to you? For most people it is a threshold that means many things – the place you cross to be warm and dry; a bride carried over it at the start of a marriage; the door you close on a bad day at work. For some people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, it might also be a place of anxiety – who is calling and are they genuine? For others the knock at the front door might mean terrible news, or a dreaded visit from the authorities or the bailiffs. What does your front door mean to you?
Art and Images
This part of the house is activity based. In this section you are invited to look at some images of home and homelessness. What do the pictures suggest to you or remind you of? What ideas come to mind? Some of these pictures might inspire and engage you; others might challenge or disturb you.
You might like to take or find some photographs of your own and create a collage or album for you or your group to look at. You could perhaps put copies of the pictures around your own group space so that you move around to look at or compare them. In your journey through these resources you could also write down some thoughts and ideas in your journal or blog or, if you are doing this in a group, write some words reflecting your thoughts on a piece of paper.