Frankie uses this project to expand her awareness about the meaning of home and displacement, understanding of one’s roots and belonging with the impact of trauma. Frankie’s family have had different experiences, journeys, feelings and perceptions of self and others. In this part Frankie is exploring her parents’ odyssey, the forgotten generation of German war children; the impact this had on her own narrative. All this affects the feeling of home and belonging, impacting our mental health. Frankie is pursuing this project to raise awareness around this subject. After WWII her family were given a series of 1900 century encyclopaedias. This series of abstracts are from the encyclopaedias, reflecting layers of experiences of the forgotten generation. They are an extract of a book in creation: Paper Curtains.
Frankie Adams • Simon Peter Green • Kejin Li • Xuesheng Ma •