Talking Suitcases™ is an arts-based process for exploring questions in our lives, developed by Susan Armington. A Talking Suitcase is a suitcase filled with handmade objects that tell stories. Participants create Talking Suitcases about personal stories and share them with the group. The completed artwork can be displayed for a public forum and in performances. The Talking Suitcases™ project is a catalyst for life-changing dialog and insights about oneself and others.
What do you carry with you?
What have you left behind?
What is precious to you?
These are some of the questions we address as we construct objects relating to topics such as immigration, racism, grief, personal loss and life in transition.