Possessions and the liminal self: Portraits of overcoming domestic violence

  • Harman, Vicki (CoI)
  • Cappellini, Benedetta (CoI)
  • Campos, Susana (CoI)

Project: Research

Project Details


The interdisciplinary research project seeks to understand:

1. The role of material possessions (including lost possessions, loved/hated possessions) for victims/ survivors of domestic abuse.

2. The type of relations participants have with the material possessions symbolising their past and present selves.

3. How female victims of domestic violence navigate between past and ideal identities through their material possessions.

The methodological approach includes art workshops and qualitative interviews.
Effective start/end date5/01/165/09/16


  • domestic violence
  • portraits
  • objects
  • liminality