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TogetherApart: Lockdown Diaries

The Mosaic Rooms is working with two secondary schools to deliver a four-week art project online. Students from The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School and Kensington Aldridge Academy are working with three artists Aya Haidar, Marwan Kaabour and Rosie Thwaites on the project TogetherApart: Lockdown Diaries. The artists are inviting the students to respond to conditions of lockdown, using them as creative constraints.

Each week the students are set a challenge. On week one the students are asked to take social distance, the government recommended rule of keeping two metres distance from people outside your household, as a departure point for their art work.

The project also points students to artists who have produced work in response to constraints to inspire their thinking, artists such as Michael Rakowitz, Francis Alÿs and Lamia Joreige. Students also benefit from ongoing feedback from the lead artists.

We will share the students works and artists reflections on completion of the project. Our thanks to the schools and teachers for their participation in TogetherApart.

For more information about the project contact info@mosaicrooms.org


Here is video of the first challenge for the project. The artists explain the first challenge and invite the students to respond.


Each video is accompanied a PDF which explains the challenge.

If you think your school would like to use these resources to run this project, The Mosaic Rooms would be happy to support this by sharing the full resource pack with you. Please contact us at info@mosaicrooms.org


Graphic design for the project is by Marwan Kaabour.

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