The Collective Memory Archive

room 14 ECHOES

Poole

The Collective Memory Archive is an investigation of memories, commissioned by Activate in 2020 as part of their micro-commissions programme.

Artist Izzie Jobbins began the project in her hometown of Sherborne, gathering memories from local residents before producing two walks that explored the local area and created a shared experience with those who took part. Connecting past lived experiences with new people, this work promotes a sense of community and togetherness, encouraging new perspectives on familiar places.

For Inside Out Dorset, The Collective Memory Archive is relaunching in Poole: explore the city, and follow the sights and experiences of local memories, discover new areas or layer new histories over familiar spaces.


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Here we discover Nick's family connection to Poole.

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Here we encounter Helen and her family's memory.

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Here we learn about one Friday night over 60 years ago when the roads flooded.

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Here we discover one resident's experience in the old sea-water swimming pool in Baiter Park.

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Here we remember the outdoor swimming pool in Poole Park.

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