Monday, 21 May 2012

Back again

I am back on the Mapping the Change project - this time with Hackney Museum.  This is the final course that Hackney Museum and Words of Colour will be running for Mapping The Change and the edition of Hackney Circuit that we are going to produce will have a theme of legacy.  As one of the graduates from a previous course, I am also part of the theme myself.

I want to focus my writing on the idea of legacy as something we inherit from the past, as well as something that is left to us for the future.  The constant use of the word legacy by the Olympic Committee and the Government always refers to future benefits, but what about the facilities we had in place already?  It is all too easy to forget them, or assume they were insignificant.

I've been researching and arranging interviews with the Eton Mission Rowing Club in Hackney, which is 127 years old, and borders the Olympic Park.  Things are starting to fall into place, and it looks as though I will be able to write the article about them.

Early morning coffee
Early morning coffee on the steps of Hackney Town Hall