Our current cohort of Culture Club participants are exploring our collections in partnership with the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council (PDREC). This work will help to shape the future of The Box through our public programme; holding a mirror up to the collections and asking important questions about what we collect and why. The group is also involved in a research project that will be taking place throughout 2024, to explore the South West's connections with the Windrush generation.
Our first cohort of Culture Club participants identified with being part of the LGBTQ community in the city. The group co-curated and designed the exhibition Where Am I? in 2022, in partnership with Pride in Plymouth. It included items and objects from The Box’s collections that explored the lived experiences of different communities.
The central question, 'Where am I?' underpinned the group's activity - in relation to the representation of LGBTQ+ artists and makers, and the works contained in our art, media and archive collections.