In March 2021, The Box launched its first Culture Club programme, an initiative which had been devised to enable diverse communities to interrogate the collections held there.
The first cohort of the group involved people who identify as LGBTQ+ and, in conjunction with Pride in Plymouth, the group met fortnightly across a virtual platform to identify and research elements of the collection which they found either interesting or challenging.
This raised many questions for the group about identity, representation, collecting, heritage and creativity. They explored the collections and identified works of art, objects, photographs, films, and archives which resonated, in either asking questions or exploring issues. The group realised that running throughout this process has been a central question of ‘Where am I?’
This led to the group co-curating an exhibition entitled “Where am I?” which is running at The Box until 23rd June 2022. We hope you’ll visit and that it might open up some questions and ideas for you.