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.
Here we discover Nick's family connection to Poole.
Here we encounter Helen and her family's memory.
Here we learn about one Friday night over 60 years ago when the roads flooded.
Here we discover one resident's experience in the old sea-water swimming pool in Baiter Park.
Here we remember the outdoor swimming pool in Poole Park.
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