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Mapping Memory Routes of Moroccan Communities
Friday 3 March
In a nutshell
A multi-sensory digital art installation exploring the living cultural heritage of Moroccan people in London.
It explores the living heritage of members of the Moroccan migrant community through the use of a digital interface developed from a series of memory sessions focusing on the cultural memories of Moroccan people living in London. These memories are shared through a digital interactive sensorial map of Golborne Road (also known as Little Morocco), which includes physical objects related to various aspects of Moroccan culture, each requiring a different sense to be experienced (smell, taste, sight, hearing, touch).
The project represents a creative response to the increasing gentrification of Golborne Road neighbourhood, which means that many Moroccan families and businesses are slowly leaving the place and memories of their contributions to making this one of the most culturally vibrant areas of London is risking to get lost. At the same time it aims to awake a critical understanding of cultural stereotypes by stimulating participants and wider audiences to re-evaluate our interconnected histories on both sides of the Mediterranean.
What to Expect
Memories are shared through a map of Golborne Road (also known as Little Morocco), which includes cultural objects culture, each requiring a different sense to be experienced.
Mapping Memory Routes of Moroccan Communities is a digital arts and heritage project presented by ALDATERRA Projects in collaboration with Making Communities Work and Grow, Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women's Project and Goldfinger Factory, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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This event is wheelchair accessible.