South London and Maudsley NHS Trust Temporary Homes UK

24 November 1999 to 30 November 1999

198 Contemporary Arts & Learning

A participatory exhibition developed in collaboration with four feminist NGOs [ASHA projects, Eaves Housing Association, Riverpoint Emergency Hostel and Sojourner Housing Association] providing temporary shelters to homeless young women in London. A mobile intermedia platform was set up to bring digital technology to the shelters and develop the participants’ skills as critical actors in the urban environment. Made up of an ensemble of artworks, the installation at the 198 Gallery, addressed topics such as womens’ housing rights, feminist architectural models and reclamation of public space. Project supported by the New Audiences/ Regional Challenge grant of the Arts Council England (former London Arts Board).

The publication Contested Territories complemented the work with a collection of essays on the material manoeuvres of artists in space. Contributions: msdm, Ultra-Red, Fiambrera, N55, Made In Barcelona, Tonia Carless, S.L.P., Oreet Ashery, Caroline Ford, /Splice, Inhabit.