The Takeaway Shop
20th – 27th January 2012
South London Art Map tour + Primary school workshops throughout 2013
A former shop (Number82) on 82 Tanner’s Hill, Deptford SE8 4PN
What do you know about where you’re living, where you wake up every morning? Archives are often unruly, dusty masses of paperwork and words locked away to keep them safe. What if you learn about the most interesting bits straight away? And more importantly, be able to TAKE them AWAY with you?
The Takeaway Shop took over a community space in Deptford and allowed members of the public to come and learn book-making and fill their books with a cut-and-paste archive of their local area. They could select the parts they were most interesting and make their own local history book to treasure.