In the last month, the BBC has aired its documentary exploring the rise of notions of ‘fake homelessness’ and punishment-led crackdowns on begging. Unhelpful notions of ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor, with their roots in the Poor Laws of the 1600s seem to have increased as the levels of homelessness continue to rise…. We have witnessed these discussions in our events and exhibitions
Throughout 2018, MoH has been working across Greater Manchester with events, exhibitions and large scale productions to highlight rising homelessness and housing injustice both in that city and across the UK more widely. We have been working in Greater Manchester in response to the 1000% increase in street homelessness that the city has seen in recent years. Next event 17
Launched at Manchester Art Gallery on World Homeless Day on 10 October 2018 20 OBJECTS. 20 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES Objectified is an interactive exhibition and project that explores the hidden causes of homelessness and the science behind how people become dehumanised. The project involves staging the stories of 20 objects donated to the museum from a range of people, many of whom
Driven by experience of homelessness. MoH explores the art, history and culture of homelessness to change society today. The first museum of its kind in the UK, we make the invisible visible through collecting, research, events and exhibitions. We do not yet have a building, so we are working with partners to produce our public programme.