Join us for a day of hands-on workshops where young people and families come together with artists and designers to discuss and create around the subject of archives and exhibitions.
Salusbury World is a truly unique and visionary school-based refugee charity in North West London, which over the past twenty years has supported refugee children and their families.
The charity has embarked on the co-production of a suite of artistic installations, in response to the collation of an oral history archive, which records the stories of 20 of the first children and parents to come through the centre to mark its 20th anniversary in 2019. The stories focus on memories of homeland, agile adaptations to exile, exploring resilience and celebrating transnational culture in the UK. The resulting installation and performative events will feature in a suite of forthcoming exhibitions launching at the V & A on 16 June, interpreting the narratives through objects, sound, visuals, lighting, performance and coming together to create a visceral audience experience.
The workshops will bring young people and families together with artists, designers and policymakers to explore the impact of the service and the potential architecture of an archive built upon multi-layered oral histories, visual artefacts and other intergenerational and cross-sector memorabilia. It is delivered with the project partners at London College of Communication and its students/academics and 20:20 co-curators, FotoDocument.
20:20 is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
12.15 – 13.45
Sarah Reynolds – Director, Salusbury World
Nina Emett – Former Director, Salusbury World / Co-curator of 20:20 (FotoDocument)
On Creating Oral Histories & Co-Curating Public Exhibitions
Join Sarah Reynolds & Nina Emett to gain some hands-on practice in Oral History interview techniques according to the Oral History Society. Learn about Salusbury World Refugee Centre’s new project 20:20 and take part in co-curating their exhibition to be installed at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
14.00 – 15.30
Karrie Fransman – Comic Artist & Writer
On Journeys as Graphic Narratives
Join Karrie Fransman to discover how to use illustrations to tell true stories. Explore reportage and oral history comics and try your hand at illustrating true refugee stories. All levels of experience welcome.
15.45 – 17.15
Abd Doumany – Photojournalist, Artist, Syrian Refugee
Edo Buttinelli – Designer, Co-curator of 20:20 (London College of Communication)
On the Storytelling of Objects
Abd Doumany (1990) is a Syrian visual artist, born in the Syrian capital of Damascus and now based in London. Doumany is currently at London College of Communication as an Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence. Join him to present his installation “Tahjeer تهجير”. An activation of Doumany’s story devised by Edo Buttinelli will follow.