A partnership between Disability Arts Online (DAO) and the Museum of Homelessness (MoH) created by gobscure, associate artist of both, exploring the shared DNA of homelessness and disability with chosen family / friends. this event – drawing on the art & articles already published – suggests more useful ways of the arts offering healing & justice, love&rage, rewriting futures, with Jess Turtle, co-founder of MoH, Maria Thomas, facilitated by Colin Hambrook, editor of DAO.
Jess Turtle is co-founder of Museum of Homelessness (MoH) a community driven social justice museum, created and run by people with direct experience of homelessness. MoH tackles homelessness and housing inequality by amplifying the voices of its community through research, events, workshops, campaigns and exhibitions. MoH also provides direct support – bursaries, mentoring, training and practical support – to its community members. Together we collect and share the art, history and culture of homelessness & housing inequality to change society for the better. Together we find hope in deeply divided and difficult times.
Maria Thomas. (They/Maria). Maria trained at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has worked on a number of award-winning scripts and films. Maria is currently working on their own writing projects. They are a Facilitator with ‘Head Held High’ and ‘The Ben Kinsella Trust’ on a motivational programme called ‘The Best You‘ aimed at Year 9 and 10.
gobscure writing as burn, performing-exhibiting-making-sound internationally/award-winningly as gobscure, we use plural to reflect our broken-mind. were artistic associates with Museum of Homelessness & Disability Arts Online (both lived experiences). self-taught, our work playfully reclaims spaces for & with other marginalised folx. solo show provoked 2 madness by the brutality of wealth (& revenge on the ‘support worker’ who said ‘what dya need books for yr homelessness’) has just toured, supported by BOOST: Third Angels Mentoring Scheme.
A BSL interpreter & live captioner will be part of the event.