Interference Archive, Feminist Library, 56a Infoshop, Design Activism Research Hub 13 Nov 2014
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Activating Social Movement Histories

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An event bringing together three key activist archive organisations from London and New York. The evening was held at London College of Communication organised by research unit the Design Activism Research Hub (DARH). Interference Archive, from New York, presented their work followed by a discussion with archivists from 56a Infoshop and the Feminist [...]

Heygate Estate Resident Displacement Maps

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Heygate Estate Leaseholder Displacement Map. Two maps showing the tenant and the leaseholder displacement from Heygate Estate from 2010 - 2013. Tangents connect residents former address SE17 to their new place of domicile. These maps have been used as key evidence across many media and comment outlets to demonstrate the reality facing residents relocating far from their [...]

Creative Research Into Sound Art Practice (CRiSPA)

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Networked Migrations, CRiSPA. Creative Research into Sound Practice is a research laboratory based at London College of Communication led by co-directors Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle. The lab produces symposia, publications, exhibitions and events focused within sound art practice and discourse. Thematic avenues include Voice and Language, Sound and Environment, Listening Practices and Sonic [...]


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The story of Clubland, a youth club founded in 1925 at the Walworth Methodist Church. In 2012, Michael Holland brought together archive moving image and still photographs which recorded the club's activities through to 1976, and collected oral history interviews with several members of Clubland. Walworth Methodist Church was the site of William Booth, founder of the Salvation [...]

Walking In My Shoes

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Some of the shoes held in the Cuming Museum's Collection. An exhibition based on the footwear collection at the Cuming Museum, which explored the real journeys young people make around Southwark. 50 pairs of historic shoes from the museum's collection were shown alongside mapping, designs and artworks telling the stories created by young artists. The [...]

Lost Southwark

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An exhibition of the lost buildings of Southwark, including Bert Hardy's collection of photographs of Elephant and Castle taken in the early 20th Century. Due to the exhibition's popularity due to its topical appeal with significant local redevelopment plans afoot, a second exhibition "Pictures, Places, People: Elephant to Camberwell" followed in 2011 which directly focused on and [...]

Pictures, Places, People: Elephant to Camberwell

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An exhibition of artworks and historic photographs depicting Elephant & Castle, Walworth and Camberwell held in the Southwark and Cuming Museum Collections. Some 196 pieces were on display, some brought out for public display for the first time in 25 years. The show was put together in response to the substantial popular appeal of the Cuming Museum [...]

Writer in Residence: Caroline Smith

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Bardo. Image rights Caroline Smith/Feminist Library. Caroline Smith is a writer, artist and playwright. The writer-in-residence at The Feminist Library across 2015-2016, her aim is to create a piece of writing which embodies the voice of The Feminist Library and bring together some of the people and organisations that support a feminist writing practice [...]

A Feminist Space Is…

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Cover, A Feminist Space Is... A Feminist Space Is... exhibition was held at the The Feminist Library in 2014. A zine produced by Feminist Graphic Arts documents the show and artwork, bringing together work by international artists and collectives including Allison Kotsig, Emma Shula, Jessica Scott, Kamila Wasilkowska, Louise Evans, Luana Venuti, Melita Matovic Fligler, Otilia Martin, Patricia Prieto Blanco, Sara Kelly, SQUID, Susana Mata, Ursula Hart. [...]

After Astra

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The Feminist Library held an evening of poetry and readings based on material drawn from The Feminist Library’s archive and Feminist Library activist, artist and poet Astra Blaug (1927–2015). Astra's work and poetry was recited and on display alongside work by invited artists. The event was held at South London Gallery and formed a part of Rhyme and Reason music [...]