What’s happening in our local community? We found out in Social Archive One
As part of our Art & Economies project, we wanted to focus on our local community. Invia is located in London’s East End in Shoreditch, an area that has seen immigrant groups moving to the area historically. Artists moved in for the cheap rents and this evolved to government introduced regeneration and now the area is well on its way to total gentrification. We invited members of the public and artist Shiraz Bayjoo to become social historians to document local histories and sentiments about the changing economies of the local area on film.
We found a group of leather makers who have been in the area since 1972 to a woman whose family have operated a tea stand since 1919. Will either of these two firmly established business survive the influx of high end shops to the local area?