We want to hear your stories about everyday household items for an exciting project
This is an appeal from the Museum of Ordinary People (MOOP) for you to take part in a special project taking place in Brighton later this year.
We are calling out for people to tell us a story behind a household/everyday item.
Look around you. At the seemingly mundane items you’re surrounded by. Is there an object that means something more?
A potato peeler? A toothbrush? An ancient mobile phone you no longer use? An old newspaper you’ve kept?
What does it mean to you? What memory or feeling do you associate with it? What’s the story? Who or what does it remind you of?
We all give objects layers of meaning – they are the props of our everyday lives. They become damaged, loved to death, carefully preserved, used religiously, or are barely touched. These objects become artefacts of our personal history. This is the magic in the mundane.
All you need to do is write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, telling us what the humble everyday object is, and describing the story or memory associated with it as honestly and in as much detail as you can.
We want to understand the emotional resonance behind the object. Why is this a story you’d like to tell
Please also say if you would prefer to remain anonymous.