In May 2020, the Voices for Equity project concluded its more than 600 hours of conversations on socio-economic inequalities in Shetland.

Since June 2018, this project facilitated conversations between civic and community participants; sharing and exploring their experiences and understandings of inequalities in Shetland.

The project developed and tested a new methodology for participation focusing on developing relationships and interactions.

The project confirmed the need to address stigma in Shetland.

Artist Nikkita Morgan was commissioned to convey the themes and messages from the conversations and to challenge our stigmas and pre-judgements.

Nikkita Morgan is an Irish mixed media textile artist residing in Edinburgh. Morgan received her Master's in Textile Design in 2014 from Norwich University of the Arts and was a recipient of the Arts and Humanity Research Council Award for her course of study (AHRC). Before embarking on postgraduate study, Morgan was an undergraduate student at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar studying a BA (Hons) in Textile, Art, Design & Craft (2010-13). On completion of her degree she received the Textile Student of the Year Award.

For more information please see

Voices for Equity Project Report

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