Every year we will run four collecting projects around the city: one pan-London project exploring a particular theme across the city, and three local studies where we zoom in a particular area.
Here are Curating London’s four collecting projects that we’re carrying out this year.
Dub Reggae is working across London to research dub music, collecting and recording not just a sound, but also the culture and experience behind it.
Finsbury Park: the Archaeology of Now collects objects left behind in Finsbury Park over the course of a year, building up a picture of how different people use the park.
Tower Hamlets: Weaving Diaspora works with British-Bangladeshi women to explore the relationship between dress and identity.
North Kensington: Collecting Ends explores how young people understand West London and how we can document their lives in our collections.
Curating London is also working at the Museum of London Docklands:
Community History at Docklands: How can we work locally to acknowledge contemporary Black experiences in London?
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