Maps & Lives
Creating a Brighton streetscape. A collective project. Come and participate.
Lives are made in houses and streets. Places on a map that people are pleased to call their own are also sites of capital investment, property development, gentrification and dispossession. At a moment of collision between local lives and global market forces, in Brighton and elsewhere, artists, researchers, activists and communities around the Phoenix are collaborating to create a collective streetscape.
Maps and Lives is a three-week gallery installation. It opens with a blank map and will accumulate objects, images and words that tell of homes and journeys, histories and connections that will fill floor of the gallery and extend into the surrounding streets. With your help and participation, the gallery will become a site reserved not for only for artworks but occupied as civic or democratic space.
Facilitated by University of Brighton staff Louise Purbrick, Claire Wintle, and Lara Perry.
Associated Activities and Special Events
CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAP
Over the course of the exhibition, an artist, curator or researcher will be available to guide you through the streetscape and help you, if you wish, to include your words, images and objects in Maps & Lives. Times and details of special activities will be added here as they become available.
This area is open to visitors over the course of the exhibition, and you are invited to contribute to the creation of a sculpture. My Brighton is inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' House of Cards. It is a collaborative piece which offers visitors the opportunity to get creative and make the sculpture grow. You can come in any time to work in the activity space, and Phoenix artist Carol Quinn will be present at certain times to facilitate special activities. Suitable for adults and young people ages 11+.
Facilitated sessions: Saturday 11 November and Sunday 19 November, 2 - 5 pm.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November
Contribute to the final touches of the Brighton Welcome Blanket, bringing together 396 textile squares contributed by over 30 makers, to represent Brighton's diversity and openness
HOUSE OF CARDS DROP IN, with Phoenix artist Carol Quinn
Saturday 11th and Sunday 19th November, 2-5pm
Contribute to the creation of a collaborative sculpture inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' House of Cards. Suitable for young people and adults 11+
CARE WALKS: Mapping the routes of childcare in and around Phoenix Brighton
Friday 17th November, 1pm
Join art historian Lara Perry and curator Elke Krasny for a walk to discuss the labour of child care, drop-in at 1pm or make an appointment with firstname.lastname@example.org
TRACES OF TRANSATLANTIC BRITISH SLAVE OWNERSHIP: HISTORY WALKwith historians Cathy Bergin, Anita Rupprecht and Gill Scott
Saturday 18th November, 2pm
REFUGEE TALES WALK: Walking project with former detainees calling for the end of infinite immigration detention
Saturday 18th November, 11am-4pm. Meet at Brighton Station
Of the Sea by Judith Ricketts, film screening, on the experience of researching histories of slavery in Brighton
Thursday 30th November, 4.45pm for 5pm
Saturday 2 December, from 2 - 8 pm in the gallery and at Phoenix Community Centre
Join us for a celebration of the exhibition, a 'rear view' instead of a 'private view' of Maps & Lives and a last chance to contribute artwork.
FAMILY FUN WORKSHOP: Mapping Your Own World
Saturday 2 December, 11 am - 1 pm and 2 - 4 pm, free drop-in
Creative sessions for all the family with Phoenix artists. Enjoy exploring and making together. Children 3 - 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
GLOBAL SOCIAL CLUB YOUNG LEADERS PUBLIC TALK. Calais to Brighton: The Journey and the Welcome.
Saturday 2 December, 1pm
News, updates and additional activities will be updated here as they become available.