Library Lab, Willesden Green
You are invited to the launch of MRN's first community exhibition:
Date: Friday 8th June
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: The Library Lab, Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Road NW10 2SF
Join us for the launch reception featuring short talks by Don Flynn, Director of MRN and Ebrahim Kinteh, volunteer community curator. We will also be hearing from local residents who took part in the project as storytellers.
The exhibition will run from 8th - 30th June and will feature portrait photographs of local Brent residents with an object or location that speaks to their relationship with the borough.
Accompanying each photograph is a story explaining their experiences and objects. Stories range from documenting Black music in Brent to the experience of being a Jamaican migrant in 1960s.
The photographs and stories were collected at community meetings in which residents shared their experiences with each other. The exhibition itself will be an opportunity for people to learn about the multiple and simultaneous narratives and identities running through the borough of Brent.
This exhibition is a joint project between the Migrants’ Rights Network and the Library Lab. MRN is a UK charity that works for a rights-based approach to migration, with migrants as full partners in the development and implementation of policies which affect them. We aim to strengthen the voice of migrants in discussions and debates, both with civil society, regional and national authorities.
The Library Lab is the creation of by Architecture 00:/ as part of the New Windows on Willesden Green project, the space offers free workshops, lectures, and a pop-up co-working space aimed at accelerating local entrepreneurship in the Brent community.
This initiative is supported by funding from Trust for London and Ideas Tap.
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Migrants Rights Network
Migrants' Rights Network (MRN) is working for a rights-based approach to migration, with migrants as full partners in developing the policies and procedures which affect life in the UK.