Michael McMillan’s The Front Room: Diaspora Migrant Aesthetics in the Home draws on his critically acclaimed and internationally renowned installation The Front Room, now permanently at the Museum of the Home (formerly the Geffrye Museum).
Primarily concerned with Caribbean-British homes, the book also looks at Moroccan, Surinamese, Antillean and Indonesian migrant communities in the Netherlands where oral histories and photographs express shared diasporic cultural markers of the domestic interior.
It includes original essays from leading social commentators and practitioners Stuart Hall, Denise Noble, Carol Tulloch and Dave Lewis, poems by Khadijah Ibrahiim and Dorothea Smartt, paintings by Sonia Boyce, Kimathi Donkor and Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and a foreword from Margaret Busby. It also examines the iteration of The Front Room in post-apartheid South Africa, the front room as a site of cultural political resistance and from where sound system culture emerged.
THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE CULTURE CONNEX FESTIVAL SEASON IN COLLABORATION WITH URBANFLO, PACE, BRIGHTON FRINGE, BRIGHTON PRIDE & UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX ([email protected]
Company: culture conneX / [email protected]
Literature & Spoken Word
Duration: 90 mins
Lower Age Suitability: 14
Upper Age Suitability: +
Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.
Accessible Toilet Assistance Dogs Welcome Wheelchair Access
Venues: Ironworks Studios
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