Social Archive Two: Fluctuating Economies in Shoreditch

5 Jul 2012

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00

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£5 (£3 concessions)

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Join artists Undocumentary to record the economic life of Shoreditch as it is affected by the City and the Olympic regeneration projects


Join workshops led by Undocumentally (artists Shiraz Bayjoo and Jessica Harrington) as you take on the role of social historian to participate in the production of a series of short films documenting the stories of people working and living in Shoreditch at a time of flux. You will capture their reflections on their economic futures, creating an archive of experiences, predictions, and hopes for the future of the area. Shoreditch is uniquely placed near the affluent Square Mile, within close proximity to the Olympic park yet is located within Hackney, one of the UK's poorest boroughs. Over 30 films were made in last year's 'Social Archive One'. Films include interviews with people and businesses with a wide range of backgrounds from a coffee cart vendor whose family has been operating in Calvert Avenue for over 100 years, to curry houses, newsagents, art galleries, a leather shop that has been on Redchurch Street since the 1970s, and new creative enterprises and boutiques that are just starting up. -------------------------------------------- The format of the day includes a de-brief on the aims of the project, followed by the filming of a series of interviews with local residents, businesses and vistors. Groups are lead the artists and you will be part of a small team of participants. Films will be displayed in an exhibition from 12-21 July and online, with a screening party on 12 July to launch the project

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