The Stray Voices project aims to stimulate insight into the buried stories of homeless men and women whose voices remain silent or unheeded within the historical record. How can exploring the images and realities of vagrancy sharpen our understanding of our ‘settled’  communities, which have otherwise been articulated from a sedentary perspective?

This project will involve specialists in the history of vagrancy, creative practitioners, community activists, members of the public and those who have experience of homelessness in a shared conversation about how history has shaped our preconceptions relating to those with ‘no fixed abode’.