Don't miss this performance workshop exploring the untold history of homelessness
Cardboard Citizens are hosting the Institute of Historical Research's timely conversation about the unheeded history of homelessness. How can we find ways to listen to the voices of those who lack access to housing, sustenance or security? This workshop brings together researchers, activists, actors and artists to ask how the experiences of homeless men and women can shape the way we write the histories of excluded groups.
Participants include Adrian Jackson,Artistic Director and CEO of Cardboard Citizens, Dr Mark Price, a philosopher and official biographer of Robert Lenkiewicz; and the artist and book designer Esther McManus.
Seen And Not Heard: The Untold History Of Homelessness invites you to engage in a fascinating debate about how history has shaped the way we relate to homeless people in the present and takes place as part of the Being Human Festival.
This workshop includes a short verbatim theatre production of a previously unpublished and unperformed survey by the artist Robert Lenkiewicz, performed by Members of Cardboard Citizens, all of whom have experience of homelessness.
Tickets are £5 and all proceeds go to Cardboard Citizens.
22 November, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Cardboard Citizens HQ, 77A Greenfield Road, London E1 1EJ (click here for directions)
How to book:
You can book tickets here.
This workshop is part of a larger project at the at the Institute of Historical Reseach, Stray Voices: The Unsettled History Of Homelesness, which explores the buried stories of homeless men and women whose voices remain unheeded within the historical record.
The event was selected to be part of Being Human by the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA).