Director and associate professor /PhD - VID Specialized University
Ways of Home-Making: On Imaginaries and Practices of Home in Care at the End of Life
At VID Moser and Synnes collaborate closely on a number of PhD projects. In April 2017, Pasveer spent a month at VID, Oslo, during which the three applicants together initiated their collaboration on the edited volume. Since, the editors have managed to engage all authors to the volume, and to secure funding for a week-long authors' workshop in September 2018 in Leiden, the Netherlands. This workshop is key in the production of the volume as a coherent piece of work in which productive intersections between the different contributions can be fully exploited. We are confident that an intensive period of collaborative work at the Brocher Foundation will provide us with the time needed to finalize the book (see 'timeline'). A Residency would allow us to work closely together as well as to discuss our work with local researchers around this field - we are currently in touch with Prof. dr. Harro Maas and Prof. dr. Dominique Vinck, both from Lausanne University, in order to organise a seminar around the topic of the volume. The objective of our stay is thus to finalize the edited volume in order to be able to send it off to Palgrave soon after. We expect a Residency at the Brocher Foundation to be very conducive to attaining this objective.
Oddgeir Synnes is associate professor at Centre of Diaconia and Professional Practice at VID Specialized University, Oslo, Norway. Synnes has a background in literature and the humanities, and has worked for many years with creative writing and storytelling in elderly care and in palliative care. He received his doctorate degree from Norwegian School of Theology. His PhD thesis was an analysis of narratives of terminally ill patients.
Synnes’ main research interests are in narrative medicine, medical humanities and existential care. He has published in books and journals on these subjects. He is currently working on a project on poetry writing in dementia care and on a project on creative writing among young adults with psychosis.