How can Objects and Images help us Reflect, Share and Educate?

Andrews, Jorella G.. 2021. 'How can Objects and Images help us Reflect, Share and Educate?'. In: The New Cross Fire Collection at the Deptford People's Heritage Museum: Reflection and Planning. London, United Kingdom 27 March 2021. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This workshop was part of a public online meeting organised by the Deptford's People Heritage Museum to discuss collectively how the museum might best go about memorialising the New Cross Fire (18 January 1981) though its collection of objects and images. Attendees brought objects and images with them, I led through a process I call exterme list-making which is designed to help people engage deeply with these items, and attendees then shared histories and insight. A surprising aspect of the workshop was how focused it was not on the trauma of the past but on hope going forward, and on the need for current young poeple in particular to be educated about the NX Fire and its many legacies.

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Visual Cultures


27 March 2021Completed

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London, United Kingdom

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27 March 2021

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16 Dec 2021 11:19

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16 Dec 2021 11:19


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