Free lunchtime talks
Friday 11 November, 1 - 2pm
Bedroom belonging to Freya, aged 15, East London.Photography by Kyna Gourley as part of PhD research by Carey Newson
Curator Carey Newson discusses her research into teenage bedrooms, reflecting on change across a generation, sibling tensions in shared spaces and family negotiations around mess, décor and teenage gatherings.
Friends of the Geffrye talk
Teenage Bedrooms: Changing ways of living in the house from an inter-generational viewpoint
Tuesday 15 November, 7pm. £12 Friends of the Geffrye / £15 guests
Exhibition curator Carey Newson spent a year interviewing teenagers and their parents in East and North London to explore the meaning and significance of teenage bedrooms and their eclectic displays. She worked with the photographer Kyna Gourley to record these spaces – tidy or chaotic, loved or neglected – producing a unique collection for the Geffrye Museum.
Priority booking is for Friends of the Geffrye. Contact Michael Davies for tickets.