People's Museum A Space for us Somers Town

People's Museum A Space for us Somers Town

At a glance

Causes

  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Organisation type: 
Social enterprise
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

To save this area's amazing character at risk of huge development and gentrification -  impacts on sense of place 

To preserve working class heritage - saves artwork on buildings/ listing - sense of pride in social housing histories/ architecture

To communicate stories of the area through art and education programmes - enhanced education opportunities/ work experience

To benefit the deprived area of Somers Town - 

To bring people together - impacts on social isolation and sense of belonging and break down barriers between different cultures 

Activities

Buying back and restoring artworks from Social housing estates

Projects in the public realm to impact on sense of heritage and place 

contribute to Festival each year/ events each month

Record oral histories 

Produce publications - print books/ online 

Radical Screen printing courses for free to local community

Keep open a friendly museum and community hub with free events / courses for locals from deprived communities on a social housing estate

Research and record unknown less know histories/ stories

Record a changing place and its opposition to devleopment

No current opportunities

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