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Leave Home Stay in Haiti


The Irish NGO Haven Partnership, has worked on shelter and hygiene in Haiti since 2009, and kindly enabled me to visit the tented villages of Port au Prince.

Haven Partnership >>>


The UK-based Haiti Hospital Appeal was originally launched to set up a locally-run clinic in Cape Haitien, and to build a maternity and paediatric hospital in response to Haiti's high child mortality rate. When the earthquake happened, in January 2010, it took paraplegic patients and is now a focus for spinal care.

Haiti Hospital Appeal >>>


Marko Wilsonson and David Fitzsimmons have been in Haiti showing cinema in the tented villlages for the brilliant UK-based Haiti Kids Kino Project

Haiti Kids Kino Project >>>


I reported on the tented villages for the BBC's 'From Our Own Correspondent', broadcast on Radio 4 and the World Service.

From Our Own Correspondent >>>


Saqib Noor, who I travelled out with, wrote a series of moving blogs from the HHA for British Medical Journal
and inspired his fellow medics

The Friendship boots (continued stories from Haiti) >>>


And Fi Stephenson, chief nurse at HHA, memorably blogged for the Nursing Times, prompting nurses to ask how they could volunteer

Nursing Times >>>


Firstchoice, which offers holidays in the Dominican Republic, actively helped to raise funds for neighbouring Haiti, and also collected donations of toiletries from holidaymakers, and subsidised the transportation of volunteer medics and medication for the Haiti Hospital Appeal in Cap Haitien.

Thomson and First Choice Contributeto the Aid Effort in Haiti >>>


Haiti Rewired is charting the remaking of the country's technology

Haitire Wired >>>


Digicel, the leading cellphone provider in Haiti, played a major role in putting family members in touch during the disaster

Facebook / Help Haiti >>>


The US Security film I played as part of the installation is here

YouTube >>>


Leave Home Stay 2007 - 2009

The origin of the Leave Home Stay idea was a BBC Radio 3 feature for the Twenty Minutes strand, called 'Leaving Home'

BBC Radio 3 >>>


Reviews included this in the Financial Times

The Financial Times >>>

The initial Leave Home Stay events were supported and promoted by the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) in the South East as part of Architecture Week, and the Festival of Architecture (2009)

Architecture Week >>>


The first year was documented in a series of stories I wrote for the Guardian's artsblog

Want to snoop around my house? Be my guest >>>
Art delves into the lives of others >>>
Opening the door to living history >>>
Creating a sense of home >>>
'How much will it fetch on eBay?' >>>
My home speaks louder than words >>>
My home is my own once again >>>


One of the first visitors to Leave Home Stay was Colin Hambrook, who brought his partially sighted wife, and wrote this review for Disability Arts

Disability Arts Online >>>


The mantel piece event of 2008 inspired a feature for the Guardian's Family section last year

The Guardian >>>


I have presented on Leave Home Stay at Bristol in the UK, at UC Berkeley in California, at the World Archaeology Congress in Dublin and at the Art Monastery Project in Italy.

Leave-Home-Stay: an exploration of the idea of 'home' >>>
The Art Monastery Project >>>
University of Bristol >>>


There is also a web presence at the Humanities Lab, Stanford University, which I will be updating

Stanford University >>>


The hope is to take Leave Home Stay in Haiti to other venues, especially America.