Shoebox Living: Children's Rooms, Through Their Eyes

Shoebox Living: Children's Rooms, Through Their Eyes

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Jessica Tata
Jan 28, 2010

Over 100 children from inner city London were given a shoebox and asked to recreate one room from their home, and write a sentence about it. The resulting dioramas are beautiful, startling, charming and sometimes sad. They also reveal the true impact of the home--with regard to the space itself as well as the people that it contains..

"I put flowers because flowers are realy nice and i love flowers. i made the jewellery box because I love them," wrote the child that created this room. Shoebox Living: Through The Eyes of A Child is supported by The Bryan Adams Foundation and will culminate in a large installation at a preeminent London Gallery. Paired with shoeboxes created by over 100 well-known artists, each diorama will be sold at auction to benefit the Kids Company, who fund art workshops and art therapy for traumatized children.

We could spend hours looking at all of the rooms that these children have created, and are reminded of what an impact the home can actually have---especially to children.

"Good is home," wrote the child that designed this room. Indeed.

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