Archaeology of Now

Over the course of a year, we conducted a project in Finsbury Park; using archaeological methods to document, research and collect changes in the social life of a north London park.

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Archaeology Now

Working in Finsbury Park

Phenomena such as corporate festivals and rough sleeping are rapidly shifting the role, purpose and nature of contemporary London parks.

Throughout the project we worked with park users and neighbours to collect oral histories and discarded objects from the surface of the park. What do these objects and stories tell us about the use of London parks and should these be preserved by the museum for the future?

During the course of the project, we worked in partnership with Furtherfield Gallery and local schools in the Finsbury Park area.