“And the Lord brought over us the wrath of his anger and scattered us among many nations, even unto the utmost part of the earth, where now my littleness is placed among strangers.” – from St. Patrick’s Confessions
“Violence is known; peace is a mystery. By its very nature, therefore, peacebuilding requires a journey guided by the imagination of risk” – from JP Lederach’s The Moral Imagination
With Soulographie we choose to take on something big to know our true scale, which is little. We put our self awareness in the site of strangeness (where – to borrow a phrase from PhD student Bevin Kelly’s thesis – we are the speculative fictions of our audience) in order to know we exist (Weil – to exist is to be estranged) and how we exist.
We make it something we can’t do, and something that we can’t see, that we can’t get our heads (or wallets) around, so that our growth takes place in the radical imagination of risk.