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Strange Cargo

A strong sense of location and community lies at the heart of Strange Cargo's work. The Folkestone based arts company engages with a range of communities, large or small, urban or rural. Their work, mostly based on on-to-one conversations, eventually reveals narratives and memories which are seldom found in history books or tourist information pamphlets. These personal insights somehow become remarkable and extraordinary. By collecting  these fragments and presenting them in whichever media they choose, Strange Cargo make artworks that are relevant and compelling.   

Strange Cargo have made award-winning participatory visual artwork and events. Three outstanding projects have been developed - Like the Back of My Hand, Other People's Photographs and The People's Guidebook to Folkestone (commissioned as part of the 2011 Folkestone Triennial).