This community arts project came about as a result of Julia’s research investigations into the history of Peacehaven, on the south coast of England.
Peacehaven: a hybrid, unsure of where it belonged
Educational workshops and regular Friday afternoon Reminiscence sessions at the local library
Peacehaven’s beginnings: history workshop
working with archival material
The Voices of Peacehaven: Photography and photographic documentation: visual storytelling and creating historical timelines
Developing Memory boxes
Fieldtrips (through Peacehaven; archive visits to Eastbourne Library (memory boxes), University of Brighton Aldrich library (exhibition and architecture books), the Keep (archives)
Outcome: travelling community exhibition
The group share personal documents and create their own historical timelines: Freire’s idea of conscientization
Julia is working with Friends of Downland: The Peacehaven Pioneers.