Women activists of East London
Since 2015, we have been exploring the history of women-led activism in the East London boroughs of Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. With the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have developed a walking tour app, online exhibition, podcast and more. We continue to work to share this important heritage to inspire the next generation of women and girls in demanding equality.
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.
From Poland to Walthamstow: a story of migration
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.