The First Base Project

Summer - Autumn 2018


This nations

tattered dignity -

I get up.
— Participant

The First Base Project is a multi-media performance project involving unhoused clients at First Base Day Centre, Roberta Piazza (Sussex University) and RBD Design.

The project responded to Roberta Piazza’s research into linguistics and minority cultures, which explored critical transitions and nomadism.

Thoughout the twelve week project, over 20 clients at First Base explored ideas around life and selfhood by examining living in the city. Through autobiographical writing, performance and film-making, the group created weekly video diaries and a final film to be screened in 2019.

‘The project offered me a new avenue of hope in the future.’
— First Base participant