SOUTH HACKNEY ARCHIVE

2013- 2014

Funded by the South Hackney Parochial Charity, this archive was created through the collaboration of local school children, Prideaux House, the musician Juwon Ogungbe and Mustard Architects. Using recordings of conversations with a group of elderly ladies, who met weekly at Prideaux House, the children composed songs about their experiences of living in Hackney, constructed a large 3D map of South Hackney and wrote ghost stories based on photographs they had taken of the local urban environment. The children performed their songs and read their ghost stories to the ladies in a specially arranged concert at their school.

Funding: South Hackney Parochial Fund, Lauriston School PTA

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Children from the local school share their South Hackney ghost stories with Friday Lunch Club, Prideaux House

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Photographic image by children from a local school documenting their experiences of living in South Hackney

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Ladies at Friday Lunch Club, Prideaux House sharing their life stories with children from the local school

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Photographic image by children from a local school documenting their experiences of living in South Hackney

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Led by John Norman from Mustard Architects, children from the local school record their experiences of the built environment

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Children from the local school recording life stories told by ladies attending Friday Lunch Club, Prideaux House

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Led by John Norman from Mustard Architects, children from the local school recorded their experiences of the built environment

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Children from the local school performed songs created from the life stories told by ladies attending Friday Lunch Club, Prideaux House, to the ladies in a concert held at the local school

South Hackney Archive 2013-2014
South Hackney Archive 2013-2014

Children from the local school share their South Hackney ghost stories with Friday Lunch Club, Prideaux House