With increased global mobility of people, the phrase “go home” has been commonly used against those who are deemed as not belonging and infringing on native space. However, “go home” may not be as simple as returning to where one originates from. In a world where countries have become globalised but continue to take protectionist stances that focus on raising borders, restricting citizenship and denying access to asylum seekers, the notion of “home” has been destabilised. Now, more than ever, it is important to break the illusion of barriers and to acknowledge the network of routes that have brought us to where we are.
To Gather Your Leaving navigates our troubled world through poetry, responding to questions of belonging, access, journeys and mobility.