Imagine your story told through all the worst moments in your life.

Sometimes our only way of discovering the lives of people affected by poverty and homelessness is through the public records of the times they might rather forget…

Cardboard Citizens join Professor Nick Crowson from the University of Birmingham to become “genealogical detectives” – rooting through newspaper reports and police records to discover the stories of those criminalised for being homeless.

Drawing on historic documents, imagined lives, and personal experience of the struggle for a place to call home, Cardboard Citizens introduce you to the people wandering through history.