20 Objects. 20 Extraordinary stories.
Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 10 October 2018–Sunday 14 October 2018
Objectified is an interactive exhibition that explores the hidden causes of homelessness.
Museums like Manchester Art Gallery usually hold great treasures such as paintings in golden frames, marble statues or grand old books. The Museum of Homelessness treasures might look ordinary in comparison, they include bin bags, tobacco and a comb. But each is a fragment of a life lived. The stories they tell challenge stereotypes about what it means to be homeless and reveal a history that’s too often hidden. We think they can change your mind in a literal sense, altering how the brain responds to homelessness. Join one of our performances at Manchester Art Gallery this October and find out if we’re right.
To make Objectified, Museum of Homelessness has been working with world class social neuroscientist Dr Lasana Harris to explore why some people are treated as less than human, allowing homelessness to continue to rise in 2018. This exhibition will help us all understand why it is possible for this to happen in one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
Testimonies that accompany each of these objects will be performed by storytellers, directed by Tony McBride, MoH associate (formerly Cardboard Citizens). Our storytellers bring the complex and moving stories behind the objects to life, using the exact words spoken by the people who have donated the object. This method means the project will further contribute to actively involving those with lived experience of homelessness in research in Greater Manchester.
Book your place at a performance
Performances at 11.00am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.45pm daily
Book at Eventbrite. (Limited Spaces)
Full details about Objectified can be found on the Museum of Homelessness website.