Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough

Michael

Michael - Photos of my neighbourhood - 11/07/13

As part of my research about changes in Hackney I took a series of photos with my Flipcam in the area where I live. This is my neighbourhood...

  • I started out with my house…

  • Shoreditch, it means a lot to me, memories like parties, bbqs…

  • ‘No ball games’ but I still did it…

  • that’s where I live, my centre…

  • Hill Park aka Evergreen Park, memories – I used to ride my bike down the hill; there was a fire there, it got rebuilt…

  • memories, lots of memories, no dogs, no games, but I still done it… where I feel comfortable…

  • Queensbridge Centre, another place that I feel that I belong to, that I like… I used to go to the projects there sometimes… White Heat used to be there…

  • That road, that’s basically the new side of Holly Street start, I like it cause it’s part of me, where I live…

  • That’s Forest Rd, they say the old part of Holly Street … I felt in-between, in the middle…

  • The new youth centre called The Hub

  • Forest Road

  • Lockner Estate, that’s across the road from my house

  • it’s where I feel safe and welcome…

  • cause that’s where me and Matthew and a few of my friends used to play football in the cage

  • The cage where we played football

  • That’s my favourite corner shop in the world! They’re kind, I knew them for so many years, they’re like a second family … they’re Turkish…

  • Bridge Academy… Hackney College… that’s another area that I can use…

  • The basketball court at Bridge

  • Me playng on the court

  • More BB action

  • This is Haggerston, Dunstan Road. Another place that I really love. Those are the people that used to live there and I know some of them, most of them… and the fact that they’re not living there no more is kind of weird…

  • Home team, this gave me the idea for my film title!

  • The new development near me...

  • Haggerston Estate, close to Dunstan Road but its still here... for now...

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