The People’s Republic of Towner

This is a co-production between Towner and CRI Lift House – a drug treatment service concerned with the treatment and care of vulnerable adults.

Towner’s outreach team and staff and clients of CRI Lift House have collaborated to explore the value of accessible, secure and decent housing – especially as an aid to recovery from addiction.

They have constructed a life size ‘dwelling’ in our industrial scale Exhibition Halls – made almost entirely from recycled materials.  You are invited to enter the ‘dwelling’ and explore a parallel world of ultra violet squats and sofa surfing show homes!

The interior consists of fixtures and fittings mostly recovered from skips, house refurbishments or objects donated by local businesses.

All of the participants in The People’s Republic of Towner have at one time or another
experienced housing related issues.

The exhibition also features the Black Museum – a museum designed by East Sussex
Fire and Rescue Service displaying items recovered from house fires.

This is the latest exhibition to have been developed through Towner’s award-winning 
participation programme.

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