An Artist Is Mapping The Lives Of Homeless People In Newcastle
JoJo Oldham’s huge “Spaces of Homelessness” map shines a light on the lives of people sleeping rough in the city.
You might remember seeing the former Innocent Drinks creative JoJo Oldham's meticulous hand-drawn maps of London. Well, now she's turned her attention to Newcastle.
She was asked to take part in a project called Imaging Homelessness in a City of Care by Adele Irving and Oliver Moss from Northumbria University.
She told BuzzFeed News: “Adele and Oliver ran workshops at the various care centres around the city and asked participants to annotate photocopied maps, marking out the places that are of personal significance to them.”
According to the project's website: “The aims of the exhibition are two-fold: to shine further light on routes into homelessness, the spaces and places of homelessness and the experiences of the homeless people therein; and to give a greater voice to a homeless population still largely marginalised from mainstream decision-making processes”.
Oldham described it as a “fascinating, intimate project”.