Over the past year, young people from across Lewisham have been designing exhibits responding to what migration means to them as part of Moving Stories: Lewisham, a creative competition we ran during Borough of Culture, supported by Landsec.
Hundreds of young people teamed up to submit over 50 cretive ideas. We shortlisted six entries and matched each with creative professionals to develop these ideas into prototypes, which we displayed outside the entrance to the Migration Museum for a week in December.
On December 6, we hosted a fantastic finals event, at which the six shortlisted teams presented their ideas to a panel of high-profile judges. All were truly worthy winners but, after much deliberation, the judges chose Material Memories, a mixed-media display of family objects, artwork, audio and poetry exploring her Palestinian heritage by Muna.
This video tells the story of the competition, featuring interviews with the six shortlisted teams and footage of the finals event.
We want to say a massive well done to all of the finalists, and to everyone who entered the competition – you’re truly inspiring. Thank you to the judges and artist mentors. And big thanks to Landsec, who generously sponsored and supported the competition from beginning to end.
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Film by: Felix Ursell