Bandstand, Aberystwyth
Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 April 2023, 10:00 – 17:00

This project uses photography to understand how people think about independence in Wales, Scotland and Catalonia. 

For these nations, becoming independent would mean leaving the state which they are currently a part of (the UK and Spain) and becoming a state in their own right. 

Previous work has focused on how people’s characteristics (such as age, gender and class) affected their views about independence. 

This project takes a different approach by exploring people’s thoughts and feelings about independence. And how their experiences shape their views. 

We have worked with photography clubs and students to explore this question. Participants were asked to take images about independence. They discussed the images and took part in interviews.  

Aberystwyth Camera Club took the photographs for this exhibition. We’re grateful for their contribution.

The project is non-partisan and does not promote a particular position on independence. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of the ESRC/WISERD Civil Society Research Centre.

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The Aberystwyth University researchers leading this project are: Anwen Elias, Elin Royles, Núria Franco-Guillén and Rhys Jones.