English version of the animation Kwartiermaken KwartierMaken2020_reedit
Everyone is different, but for some people being different can prove an obstacle to participating in society. 'Kwartiermaken' is about welcoming people who often don't feel at home in society. Translation and voice: Alistair Niemeijer
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derrida, exclusion, hospitality, inclusion
Kasper Kruithof, Jeanine Suurmond, Doortje Kal en Janneke Harting
Performing work is regarded as a key factor in the social inclusion of vulnerable persons. However, such social inclusion appears to be problematic in both mainstream and segregated settings. We aimed to examine whether volunteer work in integrated settings could be a suitable alternative. In a case study, we interviewed 13 vulnerable persons who were enabled—through a “Quarter Making” intervention—to perform volunteer work in a community setting. Data were analyzed using concepts from social epidemiology and social sciences.
Commentary in Social Inclusion 2016, Volume 4
What does it mean if we want people with intellectual and/or psychiatric disabilities to participate in our society? Based on which idea(l)s about humanity do we define equality and equivalence? How much space is left for individual differences? In the following dialogue the two authors navigate the tension between similarity and difference in thinking about - and working towards - more space for marginalized people.