Film: South London Black Music Archive by Barby Asante

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The South London Black Music Archive was the sixth commissioned exhibition in the Peckham Platform (then Peckham Space) venue on Peckham Square. The 2012 exhibition aimed to celebrate, preserve and investigate South Londoners’ personal relationships with moments in black music history, transforming the gallery into an ‘open archive’ and inviting contributions from the public. These contributions helped to map and explore personal stories behind the fascinating history of the influence and evolution of black music in South London.

This interview with artist Barby Asante looks at her inspiration for the project, and documents the exhibition. Film by Terry Wilson.

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Artist Talk: Ruth Beale, Bookbed

Artist Ruth Beale considers the themes within the exhibition Bookbed. The talk provides an opportunity to consider the exhibition in the context of contemporary art practice and to discuss questions arising from the audience.

Case study: Southwark Education Research Project testimonials

Barbara Steveni introduces the methodology behind the radical Southwark Education Research Project (1989-95).

Artist Talk: Kathrin Böhm, Money Making Machines and Other Useful Contraptions

Kathrin Böhm explores issues of distribution of wealth, community economies, local currencies and the economics of mental health.

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