We are building the homeless museum. Our museum won’t collect items but performances.
About this project
We get what we want or what we don’t refuse.
[ Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize ]
We are building the homeless museum. The museum does not have the role of a traditional museum that is to collect items. Our museum will collect performances.
It will be a place where anyone with an idea can work towards the making of a dream. Often it is thought that giving the homeless a place to sleep and eat – thus assuring him/her of the basic human functions – will solve the problem of homelessness; what is forgotten is that man is a creative being and the lack of a place in which to perform creatively prevents him to think – our most important duty. We are forgetting that life is not about survival, life is what we create around us, the kind of life that we don’t refuse to have. Life has to be invented and used in original ways as only by doing so WE and the homeless can move from a condition of lack to one of extreme possession. WE are the masters of that creative emancipation that will allow us to free ourselves from the clutches of consumerism letting us be content with what we have.
WE are about to build London Poverty Museum!
Our first exhibition [5.06.2016] aims to share the project with the public in order to crowdfunding the cleaning and renovation of an unused building in London. This is our first step towards the making of a larger project that will grow with the constant help of new contributors and imaginative ideas. The unused building will provide an exhibition space for the homeless and also workshops to experiment and create in loco, always sharing knowledge and technique with others.
We will be at Capital Carboot in Pimlico every Sunday, come and see our exhibition.
You can also see our photos online:
First Exhibition at Capital Carboot, Pimlico [5.06.2016]:
Second Exhibition at Capital Carboot, Pimlico [19.06.2016]:
For more info, please contact us: [email protected]
Check out our latest news on Twitter: @povertymuseumL
Risks and challenges
This is the first step to reach a bigger goal. Once we have refurbished the building with few resources but a lot of determination, we will start to work on creating a social business within the premises. Everyone will be able to carry out an activity or performance within the museum and sell his/her work and passion to the public in order to create a self-sufficient system made up by the authors and protagonists of this story.