Home Truths continues with Exchanged

Posted on: 02 June 2017

Written by: Charlie Marshall

Our Home Truths Festival of Heritage Events continues next week with Exchanged, a special part installation, part story-telling exhibtion by the Museum of Homelessness featuring a collection of objects and stories from across the UK, offering a snapshot of what's happening in hostels, day centres, social housing and on the streets.

First seen at the Tate Exchange's Homelessness Exhibit at Tate Modern in April, this is another chance to see the workshop at a free one-performance at Glass Door and the Chelsea Methodist Church's homeless drop-in centre off the King's Road in Chelsea on 6 June at 1.30pm.

Designed to share powerful stories donated by people affected by homelessness, Exchanged will give people coming the opportunity to respond and explore the issues of today. The Museum of Homelessness will set up a small display of objects, each given by someone affected by homelessness. The objects original owner has also told a story around the item, which will be performed by an actor from Cardboard Citizens. These everyday objects and stories will be a springboard for discussion and debate about what we haven’t learned from the past and what we could do differently in the future.

The event is taking place as part of our ongoing Home Truths Festival of Heritage Events, which explores the history of housing through talks, workshops, film nights and exhibtions and is made possible with funding from National Lottery Players.

The Museum of Homelessness is the first museum of its kind in the UK. The museum explores the art, history and culture of homelessness and is being developed by people from all walks of life, including those who have been homeless. They "aim to make the invisible visible through collecting, research, events and exhibitions." As they do not yet have a building, they are working with partners to produce their public programme.

The event is free and takes place at Glass Door, 155a King's Road, SW3 5TX from 1.30pm-2.45pm. You must RSVP in advance by emailing melissa@glassdoor.org.uk