Chios’ Other Voices: Project patent(a)

Chios’ Other Voices: Project patent(a)

How might we bridge the distance between prisons and the communities that surround them? What kind of justice-centered project might facilitate artistic expression and an encounter with the humanities, while also reaching out to broader audiences? In Chios’ Other Voices anthropologist and filmmaker Stratis Vogiatzis from the Caravan Project worked with 24 immigrants of 17 different nationalities over a period of 10 months to map daily life in the Chios prison in Greece. Through a series of drawing, creative writing, and crafts workshops, Stratis and the Caravan Project team created a unique archive of DIY objects that the incarcerated have made in order to turn their cells into homes, address daily practical needs, and imagine a life outside the prison. Parts of this material, supplemented by prisoners’ oral testimonies and fiction, is presented below and will also feature in a dedicated publication and a series of exhibitions in Chios, Thessaloniki, and at the European Parliament.


Prison Journalism: A Guide
prison notebook


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