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20:20 Stories of Moving Lineage is a multi-media touring arts exhibition, co-curated by FotoDocument and London College of Communication, featuring artwork created in response to the collation of an oral history archive, which records 20 stories of the first 20 children and parents to come through Salusbury World Refugee Centre, to mark the charity’s 20th anniversary.


The stories focus on memories of homeland and agile adaptations to exile, exploring resilience, polyglotism and celebrating transnational culture in the UK. The artwork interprets the narratives through objects, film, collage, portraiture, illustration, typography, digital art, animation, motion design and graphic, information & interaction design – demanding a visceral audience response.

20:20 partners include Salusbury World Refugee Centre, FotoDocument, London College of Communication, Brent Museum & Archives, Scarabeus, English PEN, Stonebridge Primary School, Queens Park Community School and Counterpoint Arts. The project is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.

After initial participatory workshops at the Tate Modern Exchange in May 2019, the exhibition prototyped at the Victoria & Albert Museum in June 2019 and then went on to feature at London College of Communication in October as part of London Design Festival 2019. The exhibition tour continues to The Library at Willesden Green and Brent Civic Centre where it will remain until 14 February 2020.


The Library, Willesden Green (Foyer & Main Library downstairs)
95 High Rd
London NW10 2SF



Brent Civic Centre (Heritage Wall, Atrium)
Engineers Way
London HA9 0FJ

Both exhibitions: 28 October – 14 February 2020

© Cover image: Saumya Mittal