Women activists of East London
With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we developed a walking tour app and touring exhibition that explores the history of women-led activism in the East London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The project looked at themes of racism, gender-related violence, housing, labour rights, environment and peace
As part of Ada Lovelace Day, we brought together 10 mothers and their daughters to explore the theme of inspiring women. As well as sharing stories of who inspired them in their daily lives, the families learnt about wearable tech. Integrating traditional needlework with the latest technology they then created a collection of conductive cushions. The cushions were displayed in a month long exhibition at Gnome House in Walthamstow.
Exploring Polish migration to Walthamstow, from the mid to late 1800s to the present day. Working alongside local volunteers we collected memories and handed-down stories to upload on a specially designed website. The project culminated in an exhibition featuring photos, films and more. From Poland to Walthamstow is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Hackjam.it: Coding for kids
Hackjam.it, pilot took place in May 2013 and since then we have worked with a number of schools to inspire young people to learn to code. We have recently received funding from Awards for All to run pop-ups events, enabling young people to work collaboratively to make games, animations and other creative projects.
Greenpeace Waltham Forest: An Arctic Adventure
As part of the Words Over Waltham Forest literary festival we worked with Greenpeace to launch a collaborative creative writing project. Members of the local community were invited to help us write an adventure story with an Arctic theme. The aim of the project was to encourage people, young and old, to try their hand at creative writing. At the same time they were able to learn about the real life dangers faced by one of earth’s most fragile eco-systems.
London 2012: Artists Taking Part
Commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, Artists Taking Part was a community arts project held as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. We were commissioned to document and share the stories of the artists through film and photography. Artists Taking Part was the project that gave birth to Share UK.