About the Project
Beginning with the founding of the East India Company and the eventual abolition of slavery across the British empire, Where is Home? takes you on a journey to the present day. 2022 is a momentous year for South Asian heritage, marking the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians by dictator Idi Amin Dada, and the 75th anniversary of the partition of India.
These globally significant events have shaped every aspect of modern Britain. Where is Home? explores what ‘Home’ means in Britain today, whilst considering bold issues around identity, belonging, subjecthood, nationality and citizenship.
During the partition, the largest mass migration in human history divided the country into a nationalist struggle amidst mass abduction and widespread sexual violence. These events continue to impact both present-day communities in South Asia and its international diaspora.
This online resource, along with our exhibition, explores the aftereffects of migration and displacement crises through firsthand accounts, as well as the origins of these seismic cultural shifts. As 60 million people across the world currently remain displaced by war, instability and environmental destruction, Where is Home? looks at what the world can, and refuses to, learn from events in living memory.
Where is Home? will be exhibiting at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery 2th July - 30th October.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery 9th July - 28th August.
The Whitworth (Manchester) 12th August - December.
MAC (Birmingham) 20th - 21st August.
The Migration Museum (London) 23rd October.
Produced by Inspirate, where-is-home.org is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Leicester City Council and supported by Manchester Metropolitan University.
About the Organisation
Meet the Team
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Heritage Project Manager
Community Engagement Producer