OPEN18 Participate – We Are All Connected

Les Monaghan

29 September–27 October


The OPEN18 Participate is our second open submission opportunity commissioning a brilliant early-career engagement practitioner to produce a project for our Outdoor Hub, which this year is sited next to the i360.

Les Monaghan was selected from open call with a project that shows the human and personal connections that spread out from one homeless man on a Brighton street. Ostensibly he would appear to be outside society but Monaghan believes through photographs and texts that he can show how close, interlinked and similar we are. He wants to change how people experiencing homelessness are seen, how we – wherever we may appear in the chain of relationships with this ostracised man – see ourselves, and how we are only a few steps from each other.

Over the course of the festival Les will be posting new photographs and stories as he tracks new connections right across the city.

We hope this projet will be a call to action. What will you do this week to help resolve the housing crisis? How do we provide homes for us all?

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OPEN18 Participate is generously supported by Colourstream, Wenban-Smith and Earthborn Paints. Funded by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council and Chalk Cliff Trust.

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West Pier Arches
38-56 Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 1NA

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