• The Student House Stories: The Whitworth Takeover

  • Sat, 01-06-2019 at 12:00
  • The Whitworth
    Oxford Road
    M15 6ER Manchester
The Student House Stories: The Whitworth Takeover - The Whitworth - Manchester

GET IT DONE PRESENTS: The Student House Stories a Whitworth takeoverEveryone has a student housing horror story, right? But living in an unacceptable student house is NOT a rite of passage. And we’re here to tell our stories. As part of the Whitworth Young Contemporaries: Activates programme, Get It Done and Shelter have been cooking up something exciting over the past couple of months all about student housing issues and how we can stop young people from being exploited. Inspired by the wise words of John Ruskin, we’ve been working directly in student households holding fun and creative workshops, reflecting on what utopia can mean to students and solving the student housing crisis one damp mould patch at a time. WHAT’S GOING ON?We’ll be taking over the Joy For Ever exhibition and surrounding galleries at The Whitworth on Saturday 1st of June to show you everything we’ve been up to. You can find out how we’ve been solving the housing crisis with fairy lights, drawing our childhood dream houses, letters to our fresher selves and forming our own student utopian households... out of felt.CREATE12:00 // In the side gallery we’ll be running a day of activities in our creative workspace for everyone to get involved with. There’ll be a chance to let your imagination run free and make your own felt utopian households, write down your housing horrors and help us imagine a better future.DISCUSS14:00 // We’re inviting some of the best of the best to speak about student housing issues and what can be done about them. With a line-up including Love For The Streets, Shelter and ACORN Manchester - Union for the community to name a few, we’re pretty excited to start asking some big questions and figure out how we can realistically stop students from being exploited. Come and help us carry on the conversation to make positive and lasting change.DANCE12:00 // We’re all about making exhibitions relaxed and inviting, there’ll be space to chill out in the gallery and listen to some sweet tunes. We’re all about providing platforms for young people in Manchester – and this is a chance for your voice to be heard on a recognised stage. Why wait? Get involved and save the date.Follow us on social media to find out what we’ve already been up to and ways you can helpwww.instagram.com/getitdone_artwww.getitdoneart.comThis event is part of WYC Activates (https://bit.ly/2DnwJKl) and the Joy For Ever event series (https://bit.ly/2UtvOh4). WYC Activates are commissioned by Whitworth YC to support young people develop creative projects that make a difference in their communities.FREE DROP IN