(1of2)When I consider whether the phrase Lived experience as a model for radical practice is a useful idea for this project, a question arises. How do I make the mundane everydayness interesting and/or useful? Often ‘biographical’ work is charged with emotion.
Two answers emerge:
1. Listen to Kokomo Rocks poem on Billy Kay’s Scotland’s Black History on Radio Scotland @17min 50. Kokomo situates a brief but highly emotional event in the context of the everyday, to great effect and affect.
2. Turn the whole thing on it’s head and ask myself if I can use the idea of lived experience as radical practice as a useful orientation device/ context to help validate this project, strengthen my resolve and help me focus. Then trust the process. This answer is another question.