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Social Archive One: An Economic Forecast (Shoreditch) Shiraz Bayjoo

Social Archive One: An Economic Forecast (Shoreditch) Katreya Somerville and Shiraz Bayjoo

09 Jul 2011

Join workshops led by artist Shiraz Bayjoo and produce short films and photographs to document stories of people working and living in Shoreditch

The recent financial crisis, public spending cuts, the 2011 Budget – economics affect us all but who benefits and what are the impacts locally?

Rivington Place is located in Shoreditch – a centre for the creative industries, next door to the Square Mile, and yet one of the most deprived boroughs in the UK.

Join a short guided tour of the area with Blue Badge tour guide Katreya Somerville, followed by workshops led by artist Shiraz Bayjoo as you take on the role of social historian to produce a series of short films and phtoographs documenting the stories of people working and living in the area.

Films will be displayed in an exhibition from 19-23 July and online – prizes to be won include a fantastic flip camera.

There are two sittings for this event: 1-3:30pm and 3:30-6pm.

East London Art Weekend Those taking the cultural trails for the East London Art Weekend can visit a display on this project at Rivington Place in the Education Space. They will be able to see photos, read up on the history of Shoreditch, watch some of the videos created in the project workshops as well as creating their own digital portrait of their economic footprint in the area for inclusion on the Social Archive One exhibition.

These workshops are part of Art at the Intersection: Art and Economies, a three-year Iniva project exploring critical and creative appraoches to economics.

Part of Create 11 and supported by Adobe Youth Voices.

Book your place online here

For concessionary rate (students, over 60s, unemployed) enter  the code: Iniva_concession on eventbrite for a discounted rate.

NB. please print out your ticket and present proof of concession when you arrive at Rivington Place