The ARR-project is originated from an interdisiplinary project in Arts and Crafts and Norwegian language in a high-security prison in Norway. Prisoners were asked to choose a scar on their body, take a photo of it and write the story of how it came to be. The response received were amazing. Students, who often refused to write, seemed clearly motivated and wrote more than ever. They produced a handful of stories, about self-harm, a car chase with police as well as a romantic story about the boy on the bike who spotted the girl, whom he regarded as the “nicest” of them all, and decided to show off by letting go of the handlebars and by doing so crashed into a traffic sign.
The span between the sensational and the ordinary were astounding and inspiring, and thus resources were invested to expand the project to explore this further.