This commission led by London-based cultural worker Dhelia Snoussi will publish a collective record of South Kilburn, a place where self organising is intimately linked to care, community building and resistance. Published as a zine the pages will hold interviews, poems, recollections and archival images recording a history of the Carlton and Granville Centres.
The process of collating this history asks how do we collectively document histories of friendship, community organising, and support? How can the process of archiving support new understandings, a living archive for present and future purposes. The zine will be a dedication to collecting, preserving, and sharing archives of care of community organising often at risk of displacement and erasure.
Dhelia Snoussi is an artist, researcher and curator with a background in arts education and youth work. She is currently Youth Culture Curator at the Museum of London, working on the museum’s contemporary collecting project, Curating London. Previously, she authored a report with the Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Labour and Social Studies entitled ‘We Are Ghosts’: Race, Class & Institutional Prejudice. Before then, she co-developed transformative arts and political education programmes at Voices that Shake! Dhelia is also a Trustee at Granville Community Kitchen and a newly formed grants-making body SHED.
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