20:20 is a multimedia arts and heritage project from Salusbury World Refugee Centre. The project casts a long lens over the personal memories of refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards.
20:20 is a multimedia arts and heritage project from Salusbury World Refugee Centre. The project casts a long lens over the personal memories of refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards. 20:20 is led by Salusbury World Refugee Centre, co-curated by FotoDocument and students/academics within the Design School at London College of Communication. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, 20:20 has toured to five London venues, these include the Victoria & Albert Museum, London College of Communication, Willesden Green Library Centre, Brent Civic Centre and Capital City Academy school.
Clearcut impact: Attending events and conducting interviews, analysis of data and trialling use of Stories of Most Significant Change Storytelling methodology as part of a thorough yet affordable evaluation approach.
The project collects and explores the oral histories of 20 refugee families over 20 years, and creates artistic responses in the form of multimedia exhibitions, theatre and poetry performances as well as creative workshops within education settings.
The ‘grown-up children’ who have participated in this project, attended Salusbury Primary School in Brent from 1999 onwards. Capturing personal memories of homeland and agile adaptations to exile, 20:20 explores resilience and celebrates transnational culture in the UK.
Exhibition content including digital and physical items have been donated to Brent Museum and Archives for public use.