Home and Belonging
Initiated by Anne Marr, Home and Belonding is a new arts programme run with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.
Members at the Crisis Skylight Centre in Brent, based in Harlesden – one of the UK’s most economically deprived areas – reflected on their personal journeys of belonging and responded through textile making. The participants, who are local residents affected by homelessness over the past two years, took part in a series of textile workshops developing a collection of t-shirts as well as up-cycled tapestry designs. Phase two of the project will include digital embroidery sessions as well as textile animation.
The project has been in collaboration with Gabriel Parfitt (arts coordinator), Sumathi Pathmanaban and Atara Fridler from Crisis and has been kindly supported by Brent Council.
Design workshops were led by Laura Baker, Amy Dickson, Derek Lawlor, June Fish, Noor Kazhem and Anne Marr all based at CSM.
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