Events. Published at Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:36:15 PM by Shelby G.
The Chronicles of Brixton is an amazing kaleidoscopic image made up of photos submitted by the general public of what they would save from a fire. The image looks almost like a mandala, and only on closer inspection are you able to recognise the photos of different items that people have sent in.
For TEDxBrixton, Robyn will be inviting the public to once again get involved and submit their photos. So what are you waiting for? Submit your photos by using the hashtag #BrixtonChronicles on Instagram or twitter. Alternatively you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org – we’ll be looking out for the best photos!
We were lucky enough to catch up with Robyn to chat a bit more about her creation. Here’s what she had to say.
It’s my home. I’ve only lived here about three years but feel pretty rooted, more so than most other places I’ve lived. Before I lived here I worked in local mental health services and got to know a lot of people through the work I was doing. I’m a really curious person and love hearing people’s stories. Listening to people tell their stories is a really powerful way of being able to connect with them and I wanted to get to know some more of the people that I live amongst. In my mind, Brixton’s always been a place that’s welcomed people to come and set up home (something I think is changing and becoming too exclusive) and I think that possible leads people to be quite open, and provides a real mixture of stories. That’s not to say that the same wouldn’t be true of other places.
The Chronicles of Brixton has given me a real thirst to hear more stories and I’m fascinated to find out what, if anything, would be different if I were to carry out the same project in other places. And at other times too. Watch this space!
I wrote a blog post about the artist, Jeremiah Drake, who created the image and let’s just say that lead on to some really cool stuff happening which had a really big impact on me. You’ll have to tune into the full story to find out more!
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