The Museum of Homelessness (MoH) and Queerseum are delighted to announce a joint creative residency which will begin in September at the Outside Project‘s new community centre in Clerkenwell Fire Station. Stay tuned for more announcements soon.
The two museums are teaming up to undertake a joint one year creative residency at the UK’s oldest fire station, which is the location for the Outside Project’s new shelter and community centre for LGBTIQ+ people affected by homelessness.
The other organisations resident at the Outside Project’s Fire Station Community Centre are Streets Kitchen, African Rainbow Family, and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants, Save the Joiners Arms Campaign and Save the Black Cap.
Together we will create a new kind of temporary museum space – one that offers practical support alongside creative activity and campaigns for change. Because people who are affected by homelessness and inequality are at the heart of what we will create together, our space is a solution to today’s crisis and our creative programme will offer lessons for wider society.
Jess Turtle, co-founder “The LGBTIQ+ community is disproportionately affected by the deepening homelessness crisis, with one in four homeless young people identifying as LGBTIQ+. The UK is starkly divided right now and we need spaces that bring people together which are led by people whose voices aren’t normally heard. We are living through a time of steep inequality and battling a significant crisis. Our response is to team up with some of the most significant activists of a generation to help create a space where people can find strength, sanctuary and can educate others. We are delighted to be working with our friends to make history in Clerkenwell Fire Station”
Damien Arness Dalton, founder of Queerseum said: “Our vision is to strengthen our community through knowledge and empowerment, creating positive links to our history to shape better futures. We are so thankful to The Outside Project for creating a space where we can empower guests to see themselves in a past and future light. Our residency with the Museum of Homelessness has so much potential to create transformative and impactful change in a climate where our audiences are marginalised. It’s an honour and privilege to tell these stories together collaboratively.”