Deserted diaries

D.D. was a project proposal conceived in March 2022 for the Foundling Museum in London. The space in partnership with my university course commissioned the organisation of a live event or series of events. The brief given by the museum director invited us students to curate a project that addressed how the ‘past’ can be used in producing contemporary exhibitions and cultural events to address and enrich the history and heritage of a site.

Deserted Diaries is the name of the one-day-based event proposal developed with my teammates in collaboration with the London Art Therapy Centre and the London Metropolitan Archive for the Foundling Museum. Deserted Diaries focused on the perspective of the children who lived at the Foundling Hospital during the eighteenth and nineteen centuries. It concentrated on the emotional perspective of the children by using extracts of books, letters, and videos discovered at the Foundling Museum and at the London Metropolitan Archive, which described from the children’s perspective the social rules and the feelings experienced while living in a governmental institution. The proposal centered around the exhibits of four UAL artists, who had interpreted the extracts through their art practice. Additionally, two dedicated art-therapy sessions took place throughout the day. We chose to take inspiration from the past. Therefore the books and letter extracts were used and presented in a contemporary context, creating new visuals in an engaging proposal.

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