26 Jan: Explore the Creative Revival of Squatting with Established Beyond

26 Jan: Explore the Creative Revival of Squatting with Established Beyond
18th January 2018 Tess Hudak

Throughout 2017, Museum of Homelessness has been presenting State of the Nation around the UK to ask the questions that matter about homelessness today.

In Liverpool and Manchester, homelessness has rarely been out of the headlines. Last year Andy Burnham pledged 15% of his salary to homelessness causes. In Liverpool, the council opened a rough sleeper shelter to offer help to all who need it – even those without recourse to public funds.

Some of the biggest stories to emerge recently focus on individual activists taking matters into their own hands to house people. In Manchester the squatting scene has exploded responding to a rise of nearly 1000% in street homelessness.

For State of the Nation Conversations, Established Beyond, a small media production team who have been collaborating with GMHA, will present an immersive documentary of the resurgence of Manchesters Squat Scene from the Cornerhouse and beyond. Expect art, poetry, film and music with a special Q&A to share skills from the grassroots activists.

As well as the session from GMHA ft. Established Beyond the event will offer an opportunity to hear from others about creative responses to the homelessness crisis including Liverpool based artist Tony Mallon who has worked with homeless communities in Liverpool for many years, artist Anthony Luvera whose work Frequently Asked Questions with formerly homeless artist Gerald McLaverty lifts the lid on how councils currently serve homeless people nationally.

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Speaker line-up (in order)

Anthony Luvera

Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. Anthony will lead a participatory session examining the outcomes of FAQ’s, a project on show for the week at Tate Liverpool and one that creatively lifts the lid on how councils currently serve homeless people

Matt and Jess Turtle

Matt and Jess Turtle are the co-founders of the Museum of Homelessness. Throughout 2017 MoH collected moving objects and verbatim testimonies that show what is going on in hostels, the streets and more widely. This object sharing session will explore what these objects mean for the New Year

Tony Mallon

Tony Mallon is Photographic Artist and Educator. Based in Liverpool, he has over twenty years of experience of working on award winning, temporary and permanent public realm art commissions which include photographic art. Tony will present his ‘Homeless’ newspaper project & the series of images of ex-residents belongings from this powerful Liverpool based project

GMHA ft. Established Beyond

GMHA is a coalition of individuals, communities, charities and workers unions. Our network has been formed in the context of the deepening housing crisis and the historic political opportunity of Devo Manc. For State of the Nation Conversations, Established Beyond, a small media production team who have been collaborating with GMHA, will present an immersive documentary of the resurgence of Manchesters Squat Scene from the Cornerhouse and beyond. Expect art, poetry, film and music with a special Q&A to share skills from the grassroots activists.

State of the Nation is generously supported by Coventry University.

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