How has the homelessness crisis developed and what can we do about it? What does it feel like to be affected by inequality today? And how are people taking action and supporting each other?
Truths of the Last 10 Years is a micro exhibition hosted inside the old Fire Station at Clerkenwell. Taking place in the Outside Project’s LGBTQI+ community centre, it has been created by a range of groups and people who have come together to support each other at a time when homelessness is at an all time high. Book tickets here.
Offering a poignant mix of personal reflections and evidence that reveals how the homelessness crisis happened, this micro exhibition highlights the resistance of groups in London and beyond showing how personal and collective action in the last ten years has been life saving for so many of society’s most marginalised people.
This key focus on the stories of the groups who share the centre and their work to tackle injustice offers us glimpses of what we can all do at the start of a new decade. Each group was founded during the last 5 years.
Truths of the Last 10 Years is the first exhibition created through our joint creative residency with Queerseum. Working together, our crews have worked with people in the space to create displays and share objects which explore the last decade and points of connection between people who have faced different struggles in that time.
These displays are our truths.
These monthly sharings will offer you the opportunity to gain an insight into today’s grassroots solutions to inequality, not only through the exhibition content but also by visiting the community centre itself.
How to visit
Truths of the Last 10 Years is open for special visits and we invite you to join us, learn more about the Truths of the Last Ten Years and to be part of the solution. As the space is an LGBTIQ+ community centre and shelter and not a museum, visits must be booked in advance for one of the following tours.
12.30pm on 01 February, 07 March and 04 April.
Sharing events will last no more then an hour and are FREE to book.
The community centre is an LGBTIQ+ safe space.
The community centre is a sober space.
Clerkenwell Fire Station is a Grade II listed building but we have made the space as accessible as possible.
The community centre is accessible for wheelchair users and we have an accessible toilet on site.
We have a quiet lounge area, with noise cancelling headphones, books and beanbags where people can chill if large groups are not your thing.
If you have any other inclusion requests for example Sign Language Interpretation or a photo journey of the space to orientate yourself in advance, please don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org