Led by Brent based charity Salusbury World Refugee Centre, 20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage, is an exciting new multimedia arts and heritage project which casts a lens over the personal memories of Brent based refugee families who arrived in the UK from 1999 onwards.
The project collects, explores and celebrates the oral histories of 20 of the first refugees supported by Salusbury World and creates artistic responses in the form of multimedia exhibitions and performance. Capturing personal memories of homeland and agile adaptations to exile, 20:20 explores resilience and celebrates transnational culture in the UK.
These unique stories of the 20 children and parents who have passed through the centre have been captured to mark Salusbury World Refugee Centre’s 20th anniversary and to coincide with Brent's inauguration as London Borough of Culture in 2020. The digital outputs will be archived by Brent Museum & Archives creating a lasting legacy and a resource for local learning and future generations.
Stay tuned for opportunities for public and private viewings at Salusbury World’s website and instagram. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, 20:20 is led by Salusbury World Refugee Centre, co-curated by FotoDocument and the students and academics within the Design School at London College of Communication.
[Photo credit: Martha Shepherd, taken from: 20:20 Performance 'We Belong' by Scarabeus Aerial Theatre]