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Teenage Bedrooms: 'like a house inside of a house'

Now until Sunday 4 June 2017 

Teenage Bedrooms - Kyna Gourley

Photograph by Kyna Gourley as part of a PhD research project by Carey Newson. This bedroom belonged to Georgia who was aged 15 at the time of the study. (c) Kyna Gourley

A rare glimpse into the often secret, out-of-bounds world of the teenage bedroom. Guest curator Carey Newson and photographer Kyna Gourley documented the bedrooms of 26 London teenagers revealing how identity, memory and friendship are expressed within these eclectic private spaces and highlighting the contradictions of a room that is both within the family home and a space apart.

Carey Newson is an ESRC-funded doctoral researcher from the Centre for Studies of Home – a partnership between the Geffrye and Queen Mary, University of London. The project is supported by the Centre for Public Engagement, Queen Mary, University of London.

Read the press release. View the image gallery.

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