A Heuristic Interlude

‘A Heuristic Interlude’ Artist statement audio file.



‘A Heuristic Interlude’ tells the stories of five families in the U.K who were not Home-Educating prior to lockdown, but since trialing this way of living and learning – through Home-Schooling during the pandemic school closures of 2020 – have either decided to deregister their children from school, or are seriously considering doing so before schools return in September.

Through intertwining visual imagery, personal interviews with the families, national home-schooling surveys & education based pandemic research, along with all five families having very different reasons for considering long-term elective home-education (from not enough, to too many Covid restrictions in schools, to having enjoyed spending time together) I have created a microcosm of the situations many families in the U.K now face, when deciding how best to live and learn together going forwards.

This blog is written as part of my studies on the Falmouth University photography ma, an accredited educational programme.