Homes Through Time Redux
There are many stories and voices missing from the Rooms and Gardens Through Time.
We want to work with our visitors and communities to understand what the rooms could look like if we were to rethink who they are about.
This is our chance to work together to inform and create the Museum of the Home of the future. We can't do this on our own and want this to be as visible and public as possible.
The Homes Through Time Redux will be developed in partnership with our community.
First public session
On 20 April 2021 we hosted our first public session, with 40 people attending who wanted to collaborate with us to rethink the rooms.
There was a real mix of voices in the virtual room, ranging from passionate local residents, to artists, students and community organisation leaders. This was an exciting and vibrant conversation that sparked lots of great ideas and food for thought.
We talked about
- assumptions of the Museum
- what stories people would like to see represented
- the historical nature of the rooms
- which rooms in a home might be most interesting to focus on.
An initial group of eight people are being recruited over the summer and will form a new collective called the Community Authors.
The Community Authors will lead the conversation and create questions to challenge and provoke our visitors.
They will work with artists, to think about home and space differently and work on surprising moments that pop up in the rooms over the next year to get people thinking, talking and understanding home from a range of perspectives and backgrounds.
If you would like to hear more about the project, get involved or just tell us what you think please use @museumofthehome #homeredux on social channels or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org