A week ago, I visited the Museum of Hackney. Much of the history that I’ve researched can be found in this museum, therefore, I need to avoid going down the history text book route, but combining historical information with the modern experience of the place.
At the museum, I discovered this book created by artists, E9. It contains artists projects about the area, including one Clive Brandon who compares the boundaries of E9 with the neighbouring areas.
I then went over to the Transition gallery (the producer of E9) to pick up the follow-up book to this, E8, due to the gallery’s move into this postcode.
Much of the work featured is from the artist’s interpretation of the area, although there is an interview with a couple about the state of social housing and conversations with the owners of various E8 chip shops.