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.
Associated Activities and Special Events
There will be an activity space for visitors within the exhibition and at specific times 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.
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.