Mapping the Change

Mapping the Change is Hackney Museum’s landmark ‘people’s history’ of East London – and their major contribution to the Cultural Olympiad that marked the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

Sweet Patootee delivered 55 diverse oral history life stories, and edited audio compilations and text for panels that featured in 9 exhibitions. Conducted over 2 years with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the oral histories span nearly 100 years – describing events, people and places – evoking communities, workplaces, attitudes, traditions and values past and present.

Client: Hackney Museum

Project: Stories of changes from the 1920s to the present collected by Sweet Patootee for Hackney Museum and Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives.

Role: Community Engagement, research, interviews and audio recording of life stories, editing and heritage Interpretation for listening posts and exhibition text panels.

Link: Hackney Museum