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We are delighted to announce the launch of ‘INDOORS’, a photography exhibition as part of the Being Human Festival 2020. The exhibition showcases the images and stories of older Londoners and their neighbours during lockdown in Spring 2020. It explores the lived realities of coping, connecting and remembering alongside current research in ethics, social science and history.

INDOORS  is a collaboration between the photographer Adam Isfendiyar and researchers from the University of Oxford’s Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit. It was initially launched online in November 2020, as the in-person exhibition sadly could not take place due to the pandemic, so we are thrilled it can be seen in its physical form now.

From 1-30 September 2021, INDOORS will be on display at Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial St, London E1 6LS; the whole exhibition is viewable from the street and there is no need to enter the venue. The exhibition will also be viewable online, for those unable to visit the venue.

As part of the Festival of Arguments in 2020, an exhibition launch event took place online. In this event, the curatorial team revisited the exhibition to discuss the main themes and reflect of the effects of the UK lockdowns on older people. Watch the video online.

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Photo credit: ‘ Peggy’ by Adam Isfendiyar.