Setting the Record Straight: Housing, Politics and the Archive

Presenting her research, with particular focus on the Heygate Estate and regeneration of Elephant and Castle, archivist Elana Carter 'explores how housing activists create and use archival resources to create a useful past'.

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Heygate Was Home
Elephant Amenity Network
Southwark Notes
56a Infoshop
35% Campaign
Social Centre Stories
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The talk was part of Radical Housing in Tower Hamlets; an exhibition running throughout the summer at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archive.

'From the rent strikes of the 1930s to the squatting movement of the 1970s and the formation of the first housing co-operatives, the fight for decent and affordable housing has a long history in London's East End.'

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