“During the Summer, over 1,000 children aged between four and twenty attended a series of workshops organised by children’s charity Kids Company in collaboration with Tate Modern. For the Shrinking Childhoods exhibition, the work they produced is displayed in a series of Portocabins situated on the South Lawn outside Tate Modern.
In these works, the children aim to communicate their experiences of life in tough inner-city neighbourhoods through replicating their own everyday environments. The exhibition offers a thought-provoking insight into the valient struggles that these young people have been through, in order to cope with daily lives which are dominated by violence and poverty”
The Story Boxes project looked specifically at the architectural context surrounding and enabling childhood in London, as part of the bigger ‘Shrinking Childhood’ exhibition exploring (the absence of) childhood in the city today.