What are the resonances of architecture and space to the communities that use them? What happens when that space is reconfigured? Following the imminent closure of Kingsland School in Hackney, the new Mossbourne Community Academy opens in September 2004. The first intake of pupils will work with artists and architects to explore such questions and relate them to their own re-siting. As the first ‘city academy’ in Hackney, Mossbourne will focus on quality, accessible learning, urban regeneration and community aspirations in a flagship building.
Students from Shacklewell, Colvestone, Princess May and Amherst primary schools, recent Kingsland secondary students, local Kingsland community elders and past Hackney Downs students trace their social and spatial displacements and connections in celebration of their neighbourhood.
The project was created in collaboration with A Space for creative learning and support.