A Hackney Autobiography

'A hackney autobiography’  is a free mobile app which puts Hackney’s creative & radical past onto the map through immersive audiotours and bite-sized sketches. It’s a mix of GPS technology & old fashioned storytelling. Explore the food cultures & frontlines of Dalston, birth & madness in Homerton, or a lost Island near Rectory Road. Take a sonic bus journey with the singing strikers of Well Street. Explore sketches from the archive on the themes of Hackney Writers, Community Action, Education and Contemporary Voices. For the best experience download on Google play and the App store:

Download for free in the App Store

Download for free at Google Play

If you don't have space on your phone, you can experience the website here.

'A hackney autobiography's' app was created as part of a project exploring the history of a unique cultural institution called Centerprise (1971-2012).

Ridley Road market, Copyright Joanna Layla.