A SHELTER FROM THE STORM - A DOCUMENTARY COMMISSIONED FOR THE GUARDIAN AUDIO (THE STORY PODCAST) AND THE UPSIDE OCT 18  Constructed as an ‘audio portrait’ – this piece takes the listener into what first appears to be an ordinary dilapidated church somewhere in London. The chairs creak and the congregation clap along accompanied by a tambourine and guitar whist they enthusiastically sing generic hymns. The first listener reaction could be an eye roll and a little discomfort at the ‘Kumbaya’ nature of it all.  Then the sermon starts and we hear a female Reverend Jak Davis, and quickly understand we are not in the realm of the usual church experience as she talks about persecution and rejection by other churches and communities and how this church welcomes everyone, whatever there sexual orientation or gender preference..  This piece is primarily about rejection and acceptance, but also subtly touches on our own bias and preconceived ideas about the church and Christian worship in the UK.   As Western society becomes increasingly tolerant of sexual orientation and non-binary gender definitions, it is easy to forget that faith, and in this case Christianity, is still a deeply troubling experience for many members of the LGBT community. “How can we believe and worship a God who we are consistently told rejects and is even disgusted by us?”   When faith, the church and the rituals associated with them are an integral part of family, community, spiritual and cultural life, all this is a lot to give up and walk away from in exchange for being ‘out’. The simple act of just sitting in church, holding hands with your same-sex partner is the ultimate liberation, freedom and feeling of acceptance.   This podcast was produced as an episode for ‘ The Story ’ podcast for  The Guardian .      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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A SHELTER FROM THE STORM - A DOCUMENTARY
COMMISSIONED FOR THE GUARDIAN AUDIO (THE STORY PODCAST) AND THE UPSIDE
OCT 18

Constructed as an ‘audio portrait’ – this piece takes the listener into what first appears to be an ordinary dilapidated church somewhere in London. The chairs creak and the congregation clap along accompanied by a tambourine and guitar whist they enthusiastically sing generic hymns. The first listener reaction could be an eye roll and a little discomfort at the ‘Kumbaya’ nature of it all.  Then the sermon starts and we hear a female Reverend Jak Davis, and quickly understand we are not in the realm of the usual church experience as she talks about persecution and rejection by other churches and communities and how this church welcomes everyone, whatever there sexual orientation or gender preference..

This piece is primarily about rejection and acceptance, but also subtly touches on our own bias and preconceived ideas about the church and Christian worship in the UK.

As Western society becomes increasingly tolerant of sexual orientation and non-binary gender definitions, it is easy to forget that faith, and in this case Christianity, is still a deeply troubling experience for many members of the LGBT community. “How can we believe and worship a God who we are consistently told rejects and is even disgusted by us?”

When faith, the church and the rituals associated with them are an integral part of family, community, spiritual and cultural life, all this is a lot to give up and walk away from in exchange for being ‘out’. The simple act of just sitting in church, holding hands with your same-sex partner is the ultimate liberation, freedom and feeling of acceptance.

This podcast was produced as an episode for ‘The Story’ podcast for The Guardian.


Producer: Lucia Scazzocchio
Executive producer: Max Sanderson  


      RESIDENT FREQUENCIES FOR 24 RADIO LOCAL COMMISSIONED BY HUNT & DARTON AUGUST 2018           A four part series giving voice to the people who live and work in the forgotten town of Fenton one of the six towns that make up Stoke-On-Trent.   Commissioned for   Hunt & Darton's  hyperlocal live radio performance: 24H Radio Local broadcast live on local community station  6 Towns Radio  as part of the Stoke-On-Trent  Big Feast Festival , alongside other artists and performers  Shit Theatre  and  The Eggs Collective  each assigned a different area of Stoke to explore.      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Our take was inspired by local oral historian and radio producer Arthur Wood who recorded local voices on BBC Radio Stoke throughout the 70’s and 80’s. This Resident Frequencies series takes a look at Fenton today, new industry after the closure of the ‘pots’, the artistic heritage and many conversations with the proud people of Fenton as they go about their daily lives.                                     Recorded and produced by: Lucia Scazzocchio            RESIDENT FREQUENCIES FOR 24 RADIO LOCAL COMMISSIONED BY HUNT & DARTON CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION/CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL MAY 2017          

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     A two part series giving voice to the neighbourhood around  Cambridge Junction  - Cambridge Leisure and played as part of  Hunt & Darton's  hyperlocal live radio performance: 24H Radio Local broadcast live on local community station Cambridge 105.  Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Junction wanted to better understand the community and neighbourhood in this newly regenerated area around the venue.                 Through a collection of stories, experiences, commentary and history told by the people who live and work there, in their words. Lucia Scazzocchio was 1 of 3 sound artists (alongside  Anna Brownsted  and  Richard DeDomenici ) commissioned to live in site for a week and create one hour of audio in episodes. The result was an investigative exploration of how to find the heart of a community where on the surface it doesn't exist, one conversation led to another, the result was'Resident Frequencies'.    Each episode is interwoven with field recordings, taking the listener on an audio journey through the area, listening to residents and business owners along the way. Each episode explores two very distinct areas around Cambridge Leisure, although only 500 yards apart ‘The Marque Building’ and the intersection of Hills road and Cherry Hinton Road where it sits, are two very different worlds that rarely collide.                   Audio Production : Lucia Scazzocchio            NEXT >        < PREVIOUS                           
 
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RESIDENT FREQUENCIES FOR 24 RADIO LOCAL
COMMISSIONED BY HUNT & DARTON
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A four part series giving voice to the people who live and work in the forgotten town of Fenton one of the six towns that make up Stoke-On-Trent.

Commissioned for Hunt & Darton's hyperlocal live radio performance: 24H Radio Local broadcast live on local community station 6 Towns Radio as part of the Stoke-On-Trent Big Feast Festival, alongside other artists and performers Shit Theatre and The Eggs Collective each assigned a different area of Stoke to explore.

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Our take was inspired by local oral historian and radio producer Arthur Wood who recorded local voices on BBC Radio Stoke throughout the 70’s and 80’s. This Resident Frequencies series takes a look at Fenton today, new industry after the closure of the ‘pots’, the artistic heritage and many conversations with the proud people of Fenton as they go about their daily lives.


Recorded and produced by: Lucia Scazzocchio


RESIDENT FREQUENCIES FOR 24 RADIO LOCAL
COMMISSIONED BY HUNT & DARTON
CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION/CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL
MAY 2017


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A two part series giving voice to the neighbourhood around Cambridge Junction - Cambridge Leisure and played as part of Hunt & Darton's hyperlocal live radio performance: 24H Radio Local broadcast live on local community station Cambridge 105. 
Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Junction wanted to better understand the community and neighbourhood in this newly regenerated area around the venue. 

 


Through a collection of stories, experiences, commentary and history told by the people who live and work there, in their words.
Lucia Scazzocchio was 1 of 3 sound artists (alongside Anna Brownsted and Richard DeDomenici) commissioned to live in site for a week and create one hour of audio in episodes.
The result was an investigative exploration of how to find the heart of a community where on the surface it doesn't exist, one conversation led to another, the result was'Resident Frequencies'.  

Each episode is interwoven with field recordings, taking the listener on an audio journey through the area, listening to residents and business owners along the way. Each episode explores two very distinct areas around Cambridge Leisure, although only 500 yards apart ‘The Marque Building’ and the intersection of Hills road and Cherry Hinton Road where it sits, are two very different worlds that rarely collide. 


Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


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      KINGS CROSS CONNECTIONS COMMISSIONED BY THE BUILDING EXPLORATORY AND HISTORY PIN FOR KINGS CROSS STORY PALACE   MAY 18  King’s Cross is undergoing dramatic changes. The tower blocks and corporate offices that are redefining the area make it seem a universe away from the slums and workhouses of a hundred years ago, or the squats and warehouse raves of twenty years ago. Using story gathering and story sharing tools, King Cross Story Palace explores what the area has meant to people historically, and what it means to them now.   King’s Cross Story Palace  is a two year project initiated by  The Building Exploratory  and  History Pin , funded by The Lottery Heritage Fund, telling some of the stories that have been important to the people that have lived, worked and played in the area over the last 100 years. The project showcases social history and personal memories from the mile radius around King’s Cross station on our online archive and in a series of exhibitions and walking tours.&nbsp;  Lucia Scazzocchio was commissioned to create an audio portrait of a day at Kings Cross station, the station as a set and passengers waiting for a train as the protagonists.  Using the theme of serendipity, coincidence luck and connection to engage strangers in conversation, this piece reveals some intimate tales of travel, faith and fortune resulting in some unlikely meetings and happenstance throughout the day. It’s amazing what strangers will tell you when you ask the right questions!  Listen to Kings Cross Connections                   Project managers : Aimee Taylor, Polly Rogers and Michael Hall  Recording and audio production : Lucia Scazzocchio          
 
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King’s Cross is undergoing dramatic changes. The tower blocks and corporate offices that are redefining the area make it seem a universe away from the slums and workhouses of a hundred years ago, or the squats and warehouse raves of twenty years ago. Using story gathering and story sharing tools, King Cross Story Palace explores what the area has meant to people historically, and what it means to them now.

King’s Cross Story Palace is a two year project initiated by The Building Exploratory and History Pin, funded by The Lottery Heritage Fund, telling some of the stories that have been important to the people that have lived, worked and played in the area over the last 100 years. The project showcases social history and personal memories from the mile radius around King’s Cross station on our online archive and in a series of exhibitions and walking tours. 

Lucia Scazzocchio was commissioned to create an audio portrait of a day at Kings Cross station, the station as a set and passengers waiting for a train as the protagonists.
Using the theme of serendipity, coincidence luck and connection to engage strangers in conversation, this piece reveals some intimate tales of travel, faith and fortune resulting in some unlikely meetings and happenstance throughout the day. It’s amazing what strangers will tell you when you ask the right questions! Listen to Kings Cross Connections


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      RAINBOW PILGRIMS COMMISSIONED BY ROUNDHOUSE/LIBERAL JUDAISM LOTTERY HERITAGE FUND NOV 17- FEB 18          

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Rainbow Pilgrims  is a landmark project that discovers the ‘hidden history’ of LGBTQI migrants in the UK past and present.&nbsp;  Rainbow Pilgrims explores the narratives around ‘rites and passages’. The project documents the interconnection between faith, sexuality, gender and ethnicity by using oral history, film and photography. Rainbow Pilgrims culminates in a touring exhibition with pop-up events, a symposium, cutting-edge learning tools and an archive collection. This collection is the first source of LGBT and migration in a faith context in Britain.           Young radio makers were invited to attend a workshop hosted by  Roundhouse Radio  and Lucia Scazzocchio, focused on recording and producing oral history audio documentaries. The aim was for each student to produce an ‘audio portrait’ – a monologue piece giving insight into an aspect of one person’s life in their own words.&nbsp;  More about the workshop            Lucia Scazzocchio was then commissioned to create audio clips and soundscapes from over forty oral history interviews for the Rainbow Pilgrims pop-up mobile and  online exhibition  curated by Ella Hollowood around six distinct themes: Finding the words, Finding love, Finding a home, finding a community, finding faith and finding ourselves.&nbsp;             Experience the Rainbow Pilgrims online exhibition             Project Manager:&nbsp; Surat-Shaan R Knan  Exhibition Curation:  Ella Hollowood  Audio Production : Lucia Scazzocchio          
 
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Rainbow Pilgrims is a landmark project that discovers the ‘hidden history’ of LGBTQI migrants in the UK past and present. 
Rainbow Pilgrims explores the narratives around ‘rites and passages’. The project documents the interconnection between faith, sexuality, gender and ethnicity by using oral history, film and photography. Rainbow Pilgrims culminates in a touring exhibition with pop-up events, a symposium, cutting-edge learning tools and an archive collection. This collection is the first source of LGBT and migration in a faith context in Britain.


Young radio makers were invited to attend a workshop hosted by Roundhouse Radio and Lucia Scazzocchio, focused on recording and producing oral history audio documentaries. The aim was for each student to produce an ‘audio portrait’ – a monologue piece giving insight into an aspect of one person’s life in their own words. 
More about the workshop


Lucia Scazzocchio was then commissioned to create audio clips and soundscapes from over forty oral history interviews for the Rainbow Pilgrims pop-up mobile and online exhibition curated by Ella Hollowood around six distinct themes: Finding the words, Finding love, Finding a home, finding a community, finding faith and finding ourselves. 


Project Manager: Surat-Shaan R Knan
Exhibition Curation: Ella Hollowood
Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


      HEADTRIP: HEARING DEPRESSION COLLABORATION BETWEEN KING'S COLLEGE LONDON ARTS IN MIND INNOVATION + S.I.D.E PROJECTS OCT 17-JAN 18  Headtrip is a project researching whether immersive binaural audio experiences might be beneficial in changing attitudes and behaviours, building empathy and reducing the stigma that surrounds depression. It is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Health Services &amp; Population Research and  S.I.D.E Projects , brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s.     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     Without ever experiencing a mental health condition, like depression, it can be difficult to understand what the sufferer goes through, it can also be difficult for someone to explain their experience in words. The Headtrip team has attempted to bridge this gap, by creating a 10-minute audio experience, co-created with nine people who have ‘lived experience’ of depression. After creating the audio-experience, we tested it on 23 listeners, including our experts by experience, front line workers, academics, mental health professionals and people working in the creative and cultural sector.   Feedback from the listening event included:   "Thank you for starting a revolution."   "I was becalmed. All my frustrations and anxieties left me. Insight was gained, depression relieved."   "It’s made me want to have a conversation with my boyfriend [who has depression] – and realised that social relations are central to all this."   "It was surprisingly accurate. I felt it was very familiar and it left me feeling a bit sad."   "It has made me feel more sympathetic and patient towards my own and others problems with depression. Hearing another person’s struggle without having to participate with them allowed a detached and free thinking understanding of the subject."   "I felt obliged to be less judgmental towards others as I could feel how sad and lonely it was to suffer from depression."     Listening to Headtrip: Hearing depression   We are continuing our research and therefore temporarily sharing the audio created for this pilot. Before you listen, we recommend that you use a decent pair of headphones and find a quiet space.&nbsp;Ideally wear an eye mask or close your eyes to minimise distraction. The Headtrip audio is based on lived experiences of depression and might be emotionally intense. In the explicit version there is some strong language. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 16 listen to the audio or anyone feeling emotionally unstable.  After listening we would value your feedback via   this online feedback form   .     Headtrip Explicit version       Headtrip Clean version       Project team:       Prof Ricardo Araya     King’s College London Professor of Global Mental Health. His research interests include the aetiology of common mental disorders, inequalities and their link to the mental health of populations with special emphasis on international comparisons, and effective treatments for common mental disorders, such as simple and brief interventions using non-medical workers and strong community participation.      Rebecca Hatchett    &nbsp;Director of    S.I.D.E Projects    is leading the consortium through the research phase as well as inputting to the creative development of the final audio. Providing 15-years experience in creative project management and service design, working in the arts, education and cultural sectors.&nbsp;      Lucia Scazzocchio     &nbsp;   Audio producer, creative producer.&nbsp;      Ella Saltmarshe    &nbsp;specialises in using creativity to produce social impact at scale. She is the co-founder of The Point People, The Comms Lab &amp; #SHEvotes. In this project she is combining her experience as a scriptwriter and her experi ence of &nbsp;service design in the field of mental health.            CHATTERBOXING COMMISSIONED BY RETHINK RETHINK SCHIZOPHRENIA SEPTEMBER 2017  Commissioned by the mental health charity  Rethink , to recreate what auditory hallucinations experienced by someone with schizophrenia might actually sound like. Inspired by in depth interviews with people suffering the condition and recorded using a binaural microphone, this piece aims to give a sense of what people might hear, give more insight into voice hearing and create empathy. This was the main content for the  Rethink Schizophrenia  campaign.        &lt;/iframe&gt;" data-provider-name="YouTube"               Audio Production : Lucia Scazzocchio          
 
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ARTS IN MIND INNOVATION + S.I.D.E PROJECTS
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Headtrip is a project researching whether immersive binaural audio experiences might be beneficial in changing attitudes and behaviours, building empathy and reducing the stigma that surrounds depression. It is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Health Services & Population Research and S.I.D.E Projects, brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s.

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Without ever experiencing a mental health condition, like depression, it can be difficult to understand what the sufferer goes through, it can also be difficult for someone to explain their experience in words. The Headtrip team has attempted to bridge this gap, by creating a 10-minute audio experience, co-created with nine people who have ‘lived experience’ of depression.
After creating the audio-experience, we tested it on 23 listeners, including our experts by experience, front line workers, academics, mental health professionals and people working in the creative and cultural sector.

Feedback from the listening event included:
"Thank you for starting a revolution."
"I was becalmed. All my frustrations and anxieties left me. Insight was gained, depression relieved."
"It’s made me want to have a conversation with my boyfriend [who has depression] – and realised that social relations are central to all this."
"It was surprisingly accurate. I felt it was very familiar and it left me feeling a bit sad."
"It has made me feel more sympathetic and patient towards my own and others problems with depression. Hearing another person’s struggle without having to participate with them allowed a detached and free thinking understanding of the subject."
"I felt obliged to be less judgmental towards others as I could feel how sad and lonely it was to suffer from depression."

Listening to Headtrip: Hearing depression
We are continuing our research and therefore temporarily sharing the audio created for this pilot.
Before you listen, we recommend that you use a decent pair of headphones and find a quiet space. Ideally wear an eye mask or close your eyes to minimise distraction.
The Headtrip audio is based on lived experiences of depression and might be emotionally intense. In the explicit version there is some strong language. We do not recommend anyone under the age of 16 listen to the audio or anyone feeling emotionally unstable.

After listening we would value your feedback via this online feedback form.

Headtrip Explicit version

Headtrip Clean version

Project team:

Prof Ricardo Araya King’s College London Professor of Global Mental Health. His research interests include the aetiology of common mental disorders, inequalities and their link to the mental health of populations with special emphasis on international comparisons, and effective treatments for common mental disorders, such as simple and brief interventions using non-medical workers and strong community participation.

Rebecca Hatchett Director of S.I.D.E Projects is leading the consortium through the research phase as well as inputting to the creative development of the final audio. Providing 15-years experience in creative project management and service design, working in the arts, education and cultural sectors. 

Lucia Scazzocchio Audio producer, creative producer. 

Ella Saltmarshe specialises in using creativity to produce social impact at scale. She is the co-founder of The Point People, The Comms Lab & #SHEvotes. In this project she is combining her experience as a scriptwriter and her experience of service design in the field of mental health.


CHATTERBOXING
COMMISSIONED BY RETHINK
RETHINK SCHIZOPHRENIA
SEPTEMBER 2017

Commissioned by the mental health charity Rethink, to recreate what auditory hallucinations experienced by someone with schizophrenia might actually sound like. Inspired by in depth interviews with people suffering the condition and recorded using a binaural microphone, this piece aims to give a sense of what people might hear, give more insight into voice hearing and create empathy. This was the main content for the Rethink Schizophrenia campaign.


Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


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      BEYOND THE BABBLE &nbsp;-&nbsp;WHO ARE WE?&nbsp; COMMISSIONED BY COUNTERPOINT ARTS THE TATE EXCHANGE MARCH 2017          

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Who Are We?  &nbsp;is a collaborative project with  Counterpoint Arts , Loughborough University, The Open University and University of Warwick seeking to provoke questions around identity belonging, migration and citizenship through the Arts and Public participation at   The Tate Exchange , Tate Modern Switch House, 14-19 March      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


       Beyond The Babble &nbsp;was an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of power-shifts around the impact of the collective and individual voice within the babble of social noise.&nbsp; A  conversation between Giota Alivzou (Open University) and Lucia Scazzocchio  introduces the context and background for the installation.&nbsp;                Participants were invited to record personal thoughts, stories and experiences around questions of individual and collective identity. Who are we? Who am I? Over the course of the exhibition each recording was integrated into a living and growing sound installation. When heard all together these voices were an unidentifiable babble, however by tuning into a specific channel, each individual voice could be properly integrated, cutting through the noise generating its own impact as part of a collective. This piece also took these individual voices beyond the walls of The Tate Exchange to the wider virtual sphere via a collection of ‘audio postcards’ broadcasting ‘who we are’, at this moment in time.   Articles about Who Are We? and Beyond the Babble   Active interpretation: at the meeting place of research and creative practice by Nelli Stravropoulou   Who are we in a moving world? by &nbsp;Giota Alevizou and Sara de Jong      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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BEYOND THE BABBLE  - WHO ARE WE? 
COMMISSIONED BY COUNTERPOINT ARTS
THE TATE EXCHANGE MARCH 2017


Who Are We? is a collaborative project with Counterpoint Arts, Loughborough University, The Open University and University of Warwick seeking to provoke questions around identity belonging, migration and citizenship through the Arts and Public participation at The Tate Exchange, Tate Modern Switch House, 14-19 March

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Beyond The Babble was an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of power-shifts around the impact of the collective and individual voice within the babble of social noise. 
A conversation between Giota Alivzou (Open University) and Lucia Scazzocchio introduces the context and background for the installation. 

Participants were invited to record personal thoughts, stories and experiences around questions of individual and collective identity. Who are we? Who am I? Over the course of the exhibition each recording was integrated into a living and growing sound installation. When heard all together these voices were an unidentifiable babble, however by tuning into a specific channel, each individual voice could be properly integrated, cutting through the noise generating its own impact as part of a collective.
This piece also took these individual voices beyond the walls of The Tate Exchange to the wider virtual sphere via a collection of ‘audio postcards’ broadcasting ‘who we are’, at this moment in time.

Articles about Who Are We? and Beyond the Babble
Active interpretation: at the meeting place of research and creative practice by Nelli Stravropoulou
Who are we in a moving world? by  Giota Alevizou and Sara de Jong


Sound installation by Lucia Scazzocchio


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      Brief and objectives  Following the first installation of the  V&amp;A Lansbury Micro-Museum , Neighbourhood Number 9 series exploring The Lansbury Estate in Poplar, East London, &nbsp;the second exhibition   New Horizons 1950s – 1980s  &nbsp;takes this exploration further, investigating how dramatic changes in local industry, population and transport links shaped the neighbourhood in the decades after the Festival closed. The display reveals how the fortunes of the local community were influenced by a complex web of political and planning ideologies – reaching far beyond the boundaries of the estate itself.  In order to truly understand the dynamics and effect of these changes on the local community, it was important to talk to a cross-section of the the local population part and present in order to capture personal experiences and anecdotes.&nbsp;     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Proposal and Outcome  The best way to capture these 'oral histories' was to transform the museum into a recording both, inviting members of the public with a direct relationship to the Lansbury estate and the local area. Conversations were conducted over two days as part of an 'event' organised by the museum.&nbsp;  The next stage was to synthesise these conversations into a comprehensive audio-scaped piece to create a sound installation that can be heard alongside the archival photographs, drawings and original artefacts that make up the  New Horizons 1950s -1980s exhibition.&nbsp;                 Hear the second sound installation at Lansbury Micro Museum from 25th February. Open Fridays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm, Unit 27, Chrisp Street Market, Poplar, London E14 6AQ             Interviews  Lucia Scazzocchio  Project Manager:  Samantha Manton  Audio Production:  Lucia Scazzocchio          
 
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V&A LANSBURY MICRO MUSEUM -NEW HORIZONS
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Brief and objectives
Following the first installation of the V&A Lansbury Micro-Museum, Neighbourhood Number 9 series exploring The Lansbury Estate in Poplar, East London,  the second exhibition
New Horizons 1950s – 1980s takes this exploration further, investigating how dramatic changes in local industry, population and transport links shaped the neighbourhood in the decades after the Festival closed. The display reveals how the fortunes of the local community were influenced by a complex web of political and planning ideologies – reaching far beyond the boundaries of the estate itself.

In order to truly understand the dynamics and effect of these changes on the local community, it was important to talk to a cross-section of the the local population part and present in order to capture personal experiences and anecdotes. 
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Proposal and Outcome
The best way to capture these 'oral histories' was to transform the museum into a recording both, inviting members of the public with a direct relationship to the Lansbury estate and the local area. Conversations were conducted over two days as part of an 'event' organised by the museum. 

The next stage was to synthesise these conversations into a comprehensive audio-scaped piece to create a sound installation that can be heard alongside the archival photographs, drawings and original artefacts that make up the New Horizons 1950s -1980s exhibition. 
 


Hear the second sound installation at Lansbury Micro Museum from 25th February. Open Fridays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm, Unit 27, Chrisp Street Market, Poplar, London E14 6AQ


Interviews Lucia Scazzocchio
Project Manager: Samantha Manton
Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


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      BACKYARD: REFLECTIONS OF HOME AND BELONGING OFF THE WALL PLAYERS/ NOMAD /CULTIVATERS OCTOBER 16                  BACKYARD — Reflections of Home &amp; Belonging ' is a story collecting project exploring the importance of oral history within East London’s Afro-Caribbean community.  The archive takes the form of an audio portrait of a people, place and time — featuring a variety voices and perspectives from the heart of London’s East End through 12 audio portraits of a community across four generations and an hour long audio-scape radio piece especially commissioned for broadcast on &nbsp;ResonanceFM .&nbsp;     

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


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BACKYARD: REFLECTIONS OF HOME AND BELONGING
OFF THE WALL PLAYERS/ NOMAD /CULTIVATERS
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BACKYARD — Reflections of Home & Belonging' is a story collecting project exploring the importance of oral history within East London’s Afro-Caribbean community.

The archive takes the form of an audio portrait of a people, place and time — featuring a variety voices and perspectives from the heart of London’s East End through 12 audio portraits of a community across four generations and an hour long audio-scape radio piece especially commissioned for broadcast on ResonanceFM


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Project Manager: Michael Smythe
Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


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      THE PHYTOLOGY HOUR COMMISSIONED BY NOMAD PROJECTS MAY 2016                 An hour long audio-scape combining documentary, original readings, music and field recordings especially commissioned for broadcast on  ResonanceFM .&nbsp;  Behind the gates of a magical medicinal garden:  Phytology &nbsp;in Bethnal Green, London there is a whole world waiting to be found. As part of the VOICED project commissioned by  Nomad Projects , this hour long programme combines poetry, prose, music and interviews from within the garden walls.  Featuring &nbsp;interviews and original sound artworks by Michael Smythe, Gabby Boraston, Lucy Cash, Lucy McLauchlan, Lucía Montero, David Nash, James Nixon,&nbsp;Duncan Robertson, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Wallman &amp; Sarah Westcott.            Audio Production : Lucia Scazzocchio            NEXT &gt;        &nbsp;   &lt; PREVIOUS  &nbsp; &nbsp;  &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;

THE PHYTOLOGY HOUR
COMMISSIONED BY NOMAD PROJECTS
MAY 2016


An hour long audio-scape combining documentary, original readings, music and field recordings especially commissioned for broadcast on ResonanceFM

Behind the gates of a magical medicinal garden: Phytology in Bethnal Green, London there is a whole world waiting to be found. As part of the VOICED project commissioned by Nomad Projects, this hour long programme combines poetry, prose, music and interviews from within the garden walls.

Featuring  interviews and original sound artworks by Michael Smythe, Gabby Boraston, Lucy Cash, Lucy McLauchlan, Lucía Montero, David Nash, James Nixon, Duncan Robertson, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Wallman & Sarah Westcott.


Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio


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            SOMETHING TO DECLARE INITIATED BY CULTIVATERS FUNDED BY GRANTS FOR THE ARTS APRIL 16 - DEC 16           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Something to Declare &nbsp;aims to raise awareness, help us better understand and possibly enable us to relate more to the migration 'crisis' at the moment. &nbsp;Just as the image a dead Turkish child washed up on beach suddenly humanised reporting and attitudes about refugees, personal stories recounted by people around us can help us to identify and relate. Those people over there become these people over here. Ourselves and the people we know.&nbsp;                        This is a collection of personal stories about moving from somewhere else to London with an emphasis on how personal stories can help us relate to and understand the wider picture with the idea that most of us do indeed have 'Something to Declare' along the line, whether it be our own, our parent's or indeed our grandparent's story.&nbsp;  The first stage,&nbsp;recording of a collection of personal stories local Londoners is already underway and they have been embedded into an online world map. These arrival stories already recount incredible diversity not only in where people are from but also depict many reasons for movement and arrival across different generations.&nbsp;  The second stage was be a live immersive event at The British Museum and Rich Mix during  Refugee Week , where participants where ask to record their stories at an 'Arrivals Bureau'. All stories where added to an interactive map. Something to Declare was a radio series broadcast on  ResonanceFM  in December 2016.&nbsp;                      Audio Production : Lucia Scazzocchio,&nbsp;  Video and Photography  Kuba Nowak  Web and multimedia production : Lucia Scazzocchio          
 
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SOMETHING TO DECLARE
INITIATED BY CULTIVATERS
FUNDED BY GRANTS FOR THE ARTS
APRIL 16 - DEC 16


Something to Declare aims to raise awareness, help us better understand and possibly enable us to relate more to the migration 'crisis' at the moment.  Just as the image a dead Turkish child washed up on beach suddenly humanised reporting and attitudes about refugees, personal stories recounted by people around us can help us to identify and relate. Those people over there become these people over here. Ourselves and the people we know. 

This is a collection of personal stories about moving from somewhere else to London with an emphasis on how personal stories can help us relate to and understand the wider picture with the idea that most of us do indeed have 'Something to Declare' along the line, whether it be our own, our parent's or indeed our grandparent's story. 

The first stage, recording of a collection of personal stories local Londoners is already underway and they have been embedded into an online world map. These arrival stories already recount incredible diversity not only in where people are from but also depict many reasons for movement and arrival across different generations. 

The second stage was be a live immersive event at The British Museum and Rich Mix during Refugee Week, where participants where ask to record their stories at an 'Arrivals Bureau'. All stories where added to an interactive map. Something to Declare was a radio series broadcast on ResonanceFM in December 2016. 


Audio Production: Lucia Scazzocchio, 
Video and Photography Kuba Nowak
Web and multimedia production: Lucia Scazzocchio



            P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A IN COLLABORATION WITH PROPELIA JULY 2015 - PRESENT            

  
     
    
       
        
           
        
           
                
           
        
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


      Propelia , the 'Record Label for ideas' launched P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A as a way to explore new perspectives around a live issue floating through popular culture, people's minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, punctured, 'popped'. So far these open table discussions have been held at the  Book Club Shoreditch &nbsp;on a Sunday afternoon where a carefully chosen group of people is invited to watch a short film montage to provoke some thought around the chosen topic, followed by two advocates who are somehow involved in the ideas being explored, they don't necessarily have opposing viewpoints but come at the theme from different angles.&nbsp;             An audio ‘Popcast’&nbsp;is then produced as a 'Social Broadcast'&nbsp;after each event as a synthesis of the debate. This is shared with participants and thought-leaders in the relevant space. The Popcast isn't created to give any answers, on the contrary its abstract format is a call for listeners ask more questions.&nbsp;  So far Coding, Choice and Personal Identity have been investigated. The next P/O/P/A/G/A/N/DA explores our relationship with Data as part of the  Big Bang Data &nbsp;exhibition at Somerset House            Audio and Video Production : Lucia Scazzocchio  Event Production :&nbsp; Dan Simmons           
 
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IN COLLABORATION WITH PROPELIA
JULY 2015 - PRESENT


Propelia, the 'Record Label for ideas' launched P/O/P/A/G/A/N/D/A as a way to explore new perspectives around a live issue floating through popular culture, people's minds and current conversations without perhaps being fully considered, punctured, 'popped'.
So far these open table discussions have been held at the Book Club Shoreditch on a Sunday afternoon where a carefully chosen group of people is invited to watch a short film montage to provoke some thought around the chosen topic, followed by two advocates who are somehow involved in the ideas being explored, they don't necessarily have opposing viewpoints but come at the theme from different angles. 


An audio ‘Popcast’ is then produced as a 'Social Broadcast' after each event as a synthesis of the debate. This is shared with participants and thought-leaders in the relevant space. The Popcast isn't created to give any answers, on the contrary its abstract format is a call for listeners ask more questions. 

So far Coding, Choice and Personal Identity have been investigated.
The next P/O/P/A/G/A/N/DA explores our relationship with Data as part of the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House


Audio and Video Production: Lucia Scazzocchio
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            EASTCAST RADIO SHOW &amp; PODCAST OCT 12 - PRESENT DAY           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      EastCast &nbsp;has had many iterations and several homes since it first began as the weekly magazine show Ditch - broadcast every Wednesday night on  Shoreditch Radio &nbsp;between October 2012 and July 2013. It was then rebranded as EastCast and found a home as a fortnightly Monday morning breakfast show on  NTS . Now EastCast resides on  ResidenceFM &nbsp;on the second Wednesday of the month (8-9pm)&nbsp;and of course it has always been available as a  podcast .&nbsp;                 EastCast has been am ongoing platform for radio and audio experimentation, a training ground for revolving presenters and producers learning their trade and a space for my own radio exploration and social broadcasting formats and ideas.&nbsp;  Although the focus has always been the arts, culture and community of East London, we now use East London as a starting point to explore more diverse topics, the hyperlocal's impact on the wider world.&nbsp;    Some radio features and interviews made for EastCast                    Current contributors :&nbsp; Lucia Scazzocchio &nbsp;(Pearl Wise),  Jonny Virgo ,  Jessie Lawson , Sasha Edye-Lindner  Previous contributors :  Katie Haylor ,&nbsp; Nia Charpentier ,&nbsp; Ana Xavier ,&nbsp; Danielle Manning ,&nbsp; Tom du Croz ,&nbsp; Melanie Brown , Nico Franks,&nbsp; Martha Mc Alpine ,&nbsp; Zoe Bryant , Cere Mae, Hannah Leddy.&nbsp;          
 
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EASTCAST RADIO SHOW & PODCAST
OCT 12 - PRESENT DAY


EastCast has had many iterations and several homes since it first began as the weekly magazine show Ditch - broadcast every Wednesday night on Shoreditch Radio between October 2012 and July 2013. It was then rebranded as EastCast and found a home as a fortnightly Monday morning breakfast show on NTS.
Now EastCast resides on ResidenceFM on the second Wednesday of the month (8-9pm) and of course it has always been available as a podcast


Current contributorsLucia Scazzocchio (Pearl Wise), Jonny Virgo, Jessie Lawson,
Sasha Edye-Lindner
Previous contributors: Katie HaylorNia CharpentierAna XavierDanielle ManningTom du CrozMelanie Brown, Nico Franks, Martha Mc AlpineZoe Bryant, Cere Mae, Hannah Leddy. 



            REMEMBERING '65 COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT    APRIL 2015           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
          
             
                  
             
          
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      An oral histories project commissioned by Hackney Cultural Development Team, designed to capture the stories of those who can remember 1965, when Hackney merged and became the borough that it is today. Hackney residents tapped into personal memories and inter-generational conversations around local issues and change to explore and discuss the extensive changes in attitudes and behaviours in society as a whole over the past fifty years.&nbsp;              Brief and objectives    To celebrate Hackney’s 50-year anniversary (Hackney, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch merged in 1965) the borough’s library services and the Council run older residents initiative; The Hackney Circle, aimed to place an emphasis on this historical date through a collection of oral histories and memories. &nbsp; The targets were to foster multi-generational participation, create opportunities for residents over 55 to be active, develop new skills for participants, value older generation’s knowledge and memories and create dialogue between older and younger residents.&nbsp;              Proposal and Outcome            A social event at The Hackney museum where local residents with memories of Hackney in 1965 were invited to meet each other, be introduced to all the project participants and begin conversations around their personal stories and experiences. This is where we met the potential participants for the intergenerational conversations planned at the museum.      An afternoon of audio training where members of The Hackney Circle where invited to learn how to interview and record oral histories with local residents. Two reminiscence and listening sessions where organised at the local libraries for residents to share and record their memories, however these were poorly attended so both became a one-on-one interview to be used as oral history archives.                Intergenerational Conversations at The Hackney Museum 3 local residents were paired with someone with similar interests or background or age they were in 1965.&nbsp;  Each participant was filmed and asked to describe their assumptions they had about their conversation partner(s) before being taken into a private room for a guided conversation. Once the conversation was over the participants were filmed again to gage their reactions and insights.&nbsp;   The 3 films and 3 edited conversations were made available online and shown at the Hackney Museum as an addition to the @50 exhibition until it closed in August 2015.                       

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


         Remembering ‘65 Listening Party - live radio discussion broadcast   A two hour radio round table discussion at The Eastern Curve Garden, broadcast live via an online streaming platform.&nbsp; Participants were invited to share their memories and talk about the changes both locally and generally over the past 50 years.&nbsp; The result was an informal lively discussion with some fascinating insights into social and local history.&nbsp;                Curation,&nbsp;workshops, audio and multi-media production : Lucia Scazzocchio  Film production and photography :  Kuba Nowak           
 
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REMEMBERING '65
COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

APRIL 2015


An oral histories project commissioned by Hackney Cultural Development Team, designed to capture the stories of those who can remember 1965, when Hackney merged and became the borough that it is today. Hackney residents tapped into personal memories and inter-generational conversations around local issues and change to explore and discuss the extensive changes in attitudes and behaviours in society as a whole over the past fifty years. 

Brief and objectives

To celebrate Hackney’s 50-year anniversary (Hackney, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch merged in 1965) the borough’s library services and the Council run older residents initiative; The Hackney Circle, aimed to place an emphasis on this historical date through a collection of oral histories and memories.  The targets were to foster multi-generational participation, create opportunities for residents over 55 to be active, develop new skills for participants, value older generation’s knowledge and memories and create dialogue between older and younger residents. 

Proposal and Outcome

A social event at The Hackney museum where local residents with memories of Hackney in 1965 were invited to meet each other, be introduced to all the project participants and begin conversations around their personal stories and experiences. This is where we met the potential participants for the intergenerational conversations planned at the museum.

An afternoon of audio training where members of The Hackney Circle where invited to learn how to interview and record oral histories with local residents.
Two reminiscence and listening sessions where organised at the local libraries for residents to share and record their memories, however these were poorly attended so both became a one-on-one interview to be used as oral history archives.

Intergenerational Conversations at The Hackney Museum
3 local residents were paired with someone with similar interests or background or age they were in 1965. 
Each participant was filmed and asked to describe their assumptions they had about their conversation partner(s) before being taken into a private room for a guided conversation. Once the conversation was over the participants were filmed again to gage their reactions and insights. 
The 3 films and 3 edited conversations were made available online and shown at the Hackney Museum as an addition to the @50 exhibition until it closed in August 2015.

 

 

Remembering ‘65 Listening Party - live radio discussion broadcast
A two hour radio round table discussion at The Eastern Curve Garden, broadcast live via an online streaming platform.  Participants were invited to share their memories and talk about the changes both locally and generally over the past 50 years.  The result was an informal lively discussion with some fascinating insights into social and local history. 


Curation, workshops, audio and multi-media production: Lucia Scazzocchio
Film production and photography: Kuba Nowak



            PARALLEL RADIO COMMISSIONED BY OPEN SCHOOL EAST OCT 13 - PRESENT DAY           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     An informal live radio discussion show encouraging local Hackney residents and members of Hackney Stream +55 group at  Open School East &nbsp;created to engage in conversation around topics that matter most to them. This initiative is part of an on going programme designed to encourage older Hackney residents to stay active, socialise and learn new skills.&nbsp;      Brief and objectives   &nbsp;After an incredibly successful one-off live radio event in collaboration with The Decorators and The Hackney Circle at  Dalston Eastern Curve Garden &nbsp;it was clear that a live stream radio format is wonderfully effective framework for initiating the types conversation and lively debate that isn’t necessarily available in a social environment or more formal setting.   Proposal and Outcomes   The shows were a combination of fluid discussion around a universal topic (Isolation, Missions, Home, Youth.. ) or participates were invited to have an in depth conversation/interview with a guest from the local community. The group were also invited to The V&amp;A Friday Lates to participate in a live broadcast about their experience of the museum being created as the first people’s museum. For many this was their first visit.  The discussion show format with a host facilitating the conversation meant that participants were encouraged to talk, but also to actively listen to each other, creating an immersive and informative experience and forming the template for future social broadcasts.                  Facilitated by : Lucia Scazzocchio, Rick Crust, Laurence Taylor and Joseph Bond            NEXT &gt;       &lt;  PREVIOUS


PARALLEL RADIO
COMMISSIONED BY OPEN SCHOOL EAST
OCT 13 - PRESENT DAY


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An informal live radio discussion show encouraging local Hackney residents and members of Hackney Stream +55 group at Open School East created to engage in conversation around topics that matter most to them. This initiative is part of an on going programme designed to encourage older Hackney residents to stay active, socialise and learn new skills. 

 

Brief and objectives

 After an incredibly successful one-off live radio event in collaboration with The Decorators and The Hackney Circle at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden it was clear that a live stream radio format is wonderfully effective framework for initiating the types conversation and lively debate that isn’t necessarily available in a social environment or more formal setting.

Proposal and Outcomes

The shows were a combination of fluid discussion around a universal topic (Isolation, Missions, Home, Youth.. ) or participates were invited to have an in depth conversation/interview with a guest from the local community. The group were also invited to The V&A Friday Lates to participate in a live broadcast about their experience of the museum being created as the first people’s museum. For many this was their first visit.

The discussion show format with a host facilitating the conversation meant that participants were encouraged to talk, but also to actively listen to each other, creating an immersive and informative experience and forming the template for future social broadcasts.


Facilitated by: Lucia Scazzocchio, Rick Crust, Laurence Taylor and Joseph Bond


           GREEN CHAIN WALKS AUDIO MAP COMMISSIONED BY LIVING STREETS &amp; GREEN CHAIN  MAY 2015           

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     How do you get children away from the screen and interested in walking? This was the focus of national charity Living Streets and Greenwich Council's Green Chain Walks foundation. They launched a campaign in schools all over South-East London to introduce local school children to the joy of walking and outdoor exercise. This audio map was created to capture these children's experiences of the Green Chain walks and plot them into the locations they discovered.&nbsp;   Brief and objectives   The charity  Living Streets ' task was to engage school children from South East London to encourage them and their families to enjoy walking and specifically to take an interest in the local country walks that make up the  Green Chain &nbsp;Trail. Our challenge was to find a way document their experiences of these countryside walks in their own words in order to promote general health and wellbeing for children by children.&nbsp;   Proposal and outcome    Recording a series vox-pop style interviews with children and the public to gage their personal insights and stories about the Green Chain walk at the Living Streets presentation events in Bromley, Woolwich and Lewisham in order to collect specific stories, insights and anecdotes about places of interest along the Green Chain walks.    These will then be edited into embeddable audio files that refer to specific points of interest on the Green Chain Walk Map.&nbsp;             This project posed some interesting challenges as recording the interviews relied on the fact that the children who took part in these walks and their parents would actually turn up to the Green Chain stands that were set up in the relevant town centres. On some occasions they did, on others days they didn't.. This meant some of the interviews took place at school where the children were remarkably less forthcoming and open than with their parents out on a shopping spree away from school.&nbsp;  The broadcast and how the audio was presented posed another challenge as initially the idea was that this audio would be embedded into an existing Green Chain map on their website but this proved to be too costly. This meant using free tools: GoogleMaps and YouTube rather than embedded sound.&nbsp;            A fun jingle incorporating some of the audio recorded to promote the Living Streets 'Walk this May' campaign.&nbsp;               Audio and multi-media production : Lucia Scazzocchio            NEXT &gt;&nbsp;        &lt; PREVIOUS


GREEN CHAIN WALKS AUDIO MAP
COMMISSIONED BY LIVING STREETS & GREEN CHAIN
MAY 2015


How do you get children away from the screen and interested in walking? This was the focus of national charity Living Streets and Greenwich Council's Green Chain Walks foundation. They launched a campaign in schools all over South-East London to introduce local school children to the joy of walking and outdoor exercise. This audio map was created to capture these children's experiences of the Green Chain walks and plot them into the locations they discovered. 

Brief and objectives

The charity Living Streets' task was to engage school children from South East London to encourage them and their families to enjoy walking and specifically to take an interest in the local country walks that make up the Green Chain Trail. Our challenge was to find a way document their experiences of these countryside walks in their own words in order to promote general health and wellbeing for children by children. 

Proposal and outcome

Recording a series vox-pop style interviews with children and the public to gage their personal insights and stories about the Green Chain walk at the Living Streets presentation events in Bromley, Woolwich and Lewisham in order to collect specific stories, insights and anecdotes about places of interest along the Green Chain walks.

These will then be edited into embeddable audio files that refer to specific points of interest on the Green Chain Walk Map. 

This project posed some interesting challenges as recording the interviews relied on the fact that the children who took part in these walks and their parents would actually turn up to the Green Chain stands that were set up in the relevant town centres. On some occasions they did, on others days they didn't.. This meant some of the interviews took place at school where the children were remarkably less forthcoming and open than with their parents out on a shopping spree away from school. 

The broadcast and how the audio was presented posed another challenge as initially the idea was that this audio would be embedded into an existing Green Chain map on their website but this proved to be too costly. This meant using free tools: GoogleMaps and YouTube rather than embedded sound. 

A fun jingle incorporating some of the audio recorded to promote the Living Streets 'Walk this May' campaign. 

 


Audio and multi-media production: Lucia Scazzocchio


            POP TO THE SHOPS: SHOP KEEPERS' STORIES COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY HERITAGE &amp; SERVICES &amp; HACKNEY MUSEUM :&nbsp;  FEBRUARY 2015      

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


          The independent long-standing local shopkeepers of Hackney Central tell their stories about family business,&nbsp;immigration, community and changing times. A series of audio portraits commissioned by Hackney Council Regeneration as a 6 month exhibition at the Hackney Museum.             Brief and Objectives   Heritage is intrinsically valued, yet people often find they are disconnected with their local heritage either through migration or lack of time to learn about the stories of a place.&nbsp; When the opportunity arises to discover more about the place were people live, work and shop people they are keen to engage and share their stories and experiences; often resulting in an increased feeling of pride and greater sense of place and cohesion.&nbsp;       
  
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  The Narrow way should be identifiable as a community space as well as place of commerce; people will visit a place where they feel a sense of community and connection.&nbsp; Loyalty to the high street can be a powerful contributor to economic stability.&nbsp; It is hoped that this programme will work towards strengthening the Narrow Way and its sense of place for local residents.             Proposal and Outcome    The recording and editing of six in depth audio interviews with the owners of local long-standing shops and businesses located on or near the Narrow Way in Hackney in order to create a series of 'audio portraits'. These are to be accompanied by photographic portraits to create an complete picture of who these local shop keepers really are,&nbsp;how they got there and what the future holds. Curation of an exhibition installation dedicated to celebrating these local shop keepers at the Hackney Museum literally over the road from the Narrow Way.&nbsp;   After several months of persuasion and persistence, six shop owners agreed to be interviewed on location in their shop. Some of these interviews were long quite emotional conversations about family history, economic hardship and accomplishments, migration and their role in the local community. The challenge was to depict a true representation of each person through sound in just a few minutes and enable the public to feel like they had got to know the story behind some of these long standing shops they have probably walked past everyday without a second glance. Curating an exhibition at a museum with limited resources and strict presentation regulations introduced some interesting challenges but this simply meant the installation needed to be simple and effective for a universal audience.&nbsp;   Pop to shops: Meet the Shop Keepers  was exhibited at The Hackney Museum from 12 Feb to 30 July 2015 and is now part of the museum's permanent collection.&nbsp;            Exhibition curation,&nbsp;audio production, sound design : Lucia Scazzocchio  Photography :  Kuba Nowak &nbsp;          
 
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POP TO THE SHOPS: SHOP KEEPERS' STORIES
COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY HERITAGE & SERVICES & HACKNEY MUSEUM : 
FEBRUARY 2015


The independent long-standing local shopkeepers of Hackney Central tell their stories about family business, immigration, community and changing times. A series of audio portraits commissioned by Hackney Council Regeneration as a 6 month exhibition at the Hackney Museum.

Brief and Objectives

Heritage is intrinsically valued, yet people often find they are disconnected with their local heritage either through migration or lack of time to learn about the stories of a place.  When the opportunity arises to discover more about the place were people live, work and shop people they are keen to engage and share their stories and experiences; often resulting in an increased feeling of pride and greater sense of place and cohesion. 

 

The Narrow way should be identifiable as a community space as well as place of commerce; people will visit a place where they feel a sense of community and connection.  Loyalty to the high street can be a powerful contributor to economic stability.  It is hoped that this programme will work towards strengthening the Narrow Way and its sense of place for local residents.

Proposal and Outcome

The recording and editing of six in depth audio interviews with the owners of local long-standing shops and businesses located on or near the Narrow Way in Hackney in order to create a series of 'audio portraits'. These are to be accompanied by photographic portraits to create an complete picture of who these local shop keepers really are, how they got there and what the future holds. Curation of an exhibition installation dedicated to celebrating these local shop keepers at the Hackney Museum literally over the road from the Narrow Way. 

After several months of persuasion and persistence, six shop owners agreed to be interviewed on location in their shop. Some of these interviews were long quite emotional conversations about family history, economic hardship and accomplishments, migration and their role in the local community. The challenge was to depict a true representation of each person through sound in just a few minutes and enable the public to feel like they had got to know the story behind some of these long standing shops they have probably walked past everyday without a second glance. Curating an exhibition at a museum with limited resources and strict presentation regulations introduced some interesting challenges but this simply meant the installation needed to be simple and effective for a universal audience. 

Pop to shops: Meet the Shop Keepers was exhibited at The Hackney Museum from 12 Feb to 30 July 2015 and is now part of the museum's permanent collection. 


Exhibition curation, audio production, sound design: Lucia Scazzocchio
Photography: Kuba Nowak 



            AUDIO ROUTES :&nbsp;BOOTSTRAP STORIES INITIATED BY CULTIVATERS MAY 2013 - MAY 2014           

  

  	
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


     What makes people decide to start their own business, work free-lance an be their own boss? This is a collection of condensed interviews with a cross-section of working residents renting a desk, office or studio on the Co-working environment  'The Bootstrap Building' . These short audio portraits give us an insight into the route or root of these professional journeys. &nbsp;Ranging from graphic design to bicycle repairs, they all have one thing in common, they have made a committed choice to do the work they do.                 Brief and objectives   Cultivaters had just been launched and it was time to move from the dining room table and cafes to somewhere more sociable full of like-minded people, where else but one of the many emerging co-working spaces in East London. Curiosity and chance led me to the Bootstrap building and more precisely to The Print House. Very quickly it emerged that the anticipated friendly social environment,&nbsp;potential collaboration and connections would take a bit of work. Who were all these people, how did they get here doing what they do?&nbsp;                 Outcome   Knowing that in order for these audio interviews to more engaging they would need visual accompaniment, I began to look for a photographer in the building, as luck had it my desk neighbour Kuba Nowak was the perfect collaborator and Audio Routes as a format was born. We Combined a photographic slide shows and short edited interviews to create shareable video portraits of 16 diverse residents in the building.&nbsp;                  Audio interviews and production : Lucia Scazzocchio  Photography and video production :  Kuba Nowak             
 
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AUDIO ROUTES : BOOTSTRAP STORIES
INITIATED BY CULTIVATERS
MAY 2013 - MAY 2014


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What makes people decide to start their own business, work free-lance an be their own boss? This is a collection of condensed interviews with a cross-section of working residents renting a desk, office or studio on the Co-working environment 'The Bootstrap Building'. These short audio portraits give us an insight into the route or root of these professional journeys.  Ranging from graphic design to bicycle repairs, they all have one thing in common, they have made a committed choice to do the work they do.

Brief and objectives

Cultivaters had just been launched and it was time to move from the dining room table and cafes to somewhere more sociable full of like-minded people, where else but one of the many emerging co-working spaces in East London. Curiosity and chance led me to the Bootstrap building and more precisely to The Print House. Very quickly it emerged that the anticipated friendly social environment, potential collaboration and connections would take a bit of work. Who were all these people, how did they get here doing what they do? 

Outcome

Knowing that in order for these audio interviews to more engaging they would need visual accompaniment, I began to look for a photographer in the building, as luck had it my desk neighbour Kuba Nowak was the perfect collaborator and Audio Routes as a format was born. We Combined a photographic slide shows and short edited interviews to create shareable video portraits of 16 diverse residents in the building. 


Audio interviews and production: Lucia Scazzocchio
Photography and video production: Kuba Nowak
 



            POP TO THE SHOPS! COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY HERITAGE SERVICES JULY 2014            

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     A live radio broadcast in collaboration with  The Decorators ,&nbsp;commissioned by Hackney Heritage Services. Using The Decorators 'On Air'&nbsp;mobile radio stall set up on The Narrow Way in Hackney, local residents were invited to participate in an afternoon of conversation and memory sharing about how the local area has changed over the years.&nbsp;             Brief and objectives     
  
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    Heritage is intrinsically valued, yet people often find they are disconnected to their local heritage either through migration or lack of time to learn about the stories of a place.&nbsp; When the opportunity arises to discover more about the place were people live, work and shop people they are keen to engage and share their stories and experiences; often resulting in an increased feeling of pride and greater sense of place and cohesion. The Narrow Way should be identifiable as a community space as well as place of commerce; people will visit a place where they feel a sense of community and connection.&nbsp; Loyalty to the high street can be a powerful contributor to economic stability.&nbsp; It is hoped that this programme will work towards strengthening the Narrow Way and its sense of place for local residents.&nbsp;             Proposal and Outcome    A programme designed to bring people together by sharing their stories of the Narrow Way.&nbsp;&nbsp;Experienced Heritage facilitators will encourage shoppers to share and record their stories of the High Street using historic photographs from Hackney Archives as prompts to conversations.&nbsp;Stories will be recorded in the mobile recording studio.&nbsp;The content will be edited enabling it to be used within Hackney museum and Hackney Library as oral history archives. The use of a live radio show framework and format creates a 'public' event for those in the area, an entertaining radio show and means of engagement for those who choose to listen online as well as oral history archives from the recording.&nbsp;   This totally improvised day long radio show relied on the fact that people would engage and share their stories and once the ball was rolling they did. This really demonstrated how by creating the right framework,&nbsp;total strangers begin to tell their stories and once they are locked into a conversation its always incredible how open people become. This was a public shopping street where all the interviews where amplified via speakers to the whole area, yet people did talk and memories where shared. That is is the power of creating the right framework for a Social Broadcast. &nbsp;As these recordings are now only accessible via Hackney Library archives we created a Hackney Voices radio to broadcast some of the interviews captured that day.&nbsp;                       Radio stall design and fabrication :  The Decorators   Radio show production : Lucia Scazzocchio  Radio show hosts:&nbsp; Lucia Scazzocchio,&nbsp; Ana Xavier ,  Martha Mc Alpine , Carla Thomas            NEXT &gt;&nbsp;        &lt; PREVIOUS


POP TO THE SHOPS!
COMMISSIONED BY HACKNEY HERITAGE SERVICES
JULY 2014


A live radio broadcast in collaboration with The Decorators, commissioned by Hackney Heritage Services. Using The Decorators 'On Air' mobile radio stall set up on The Narrow Way in Hackney, local residents were invited to participate in an afternoon of conversation and memory sharing about how the local area has changed over the years. 

Brief and objectives

Heritage is intrinsically valued, yet people often find they are disconnected to their local heritage either through migration or lack of time to learn about the stories of a place.  When the opportunity arises to discover more about the place were people live, work and shop people they are keen to engage and share their stories and experiences; often resulting in an increased feeling of pride and greater sense of place and cohesion. The Narrow Way should be identifiable as a community space as well as place of commerce; people will visit a place where they feel a sense of community and connection.  Loyalty to the high street can be a powerful contributor to economic stability.  It is hoped that this programme will work towards strengthening the Narrow Way and its sense of place for local residents. 

Proposal and Outcome

A programme designed to bring people together by sharing their stories of the Narrow Way.  Experienced Heritage facilitators will encourage shoppers to share and record their stories of the High Street using historic photographs from Hackney Archives as prompts to conversations. Stories will be recorded in the mobile recording studio. The content will be edited enabling it to be used within Hackney museum and Hackney Library as oral history archives. The use of a live radio show framework and format creates a 'public' event for those in the area, an entertaining radio show and means of engagement for those who choose to listen online as well as oral history archives from the recording. 

This totally improvised day long radio show relied on the fact that people would engage and share their stories and once the ball was rolling they did. This really demonstrated how by creating the right framework, total strangers begin to tell their stories and once they are locked into a conversation its always incredible how open people become. This was a public shopping street where all the interviews where amplified via speakers to the whole area, yet people did talk and memories where shared. That is is the power of creating the right framework for a Social Broadcast.  As these recordings are now only accessible via Hackney Library archives we created a Hackney Voices radio to broadcast some of the interviews captured that day. 


Radio stall design and fabrication: The Decorators
Radio show production: Lucia Scazzocchio
Radio show hosts: Lucia Scazzocchio, Ana Xavier, Martha Mc Alpine, Carla Thomas


            CHRISP STREET ON AIR COMMISSIONED BY THE DECORATORS   APRIL 2014            

  
     
    
       
        
           
        
           
                
           
        
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     Cultivaters was commissioned by The Decorators to turn their mobile radio stall into a vehicle for powerful, lively and effective programming with a view to engage with communities and enable discussions around the future of Chrisp Street Market, an area struggling in the face of rapid regeneration.&nbsp;The radio stall was set up in the market square on three consecutive Saturdays and was central to a series of events to encourage unity and engagement amongst business and residents in the area.&nbsp;The live radio shows ranged from light entertainment to serious discussion programmes with local leaders and politicians.&nbsp;             Brief and objectives   The research project based on a series of actions at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar to emphasise the market's relevance as a public and civic space at the heart of community life was already underway.&nbsp; The Decorators  built a mobile radio station inspired by the local market stalls with the idea to create a series of radio shows spanning three consecutive Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. The brief was to curate, coordinate and produce these shows as entertainment in the market square for the local residents but also as a way to engage and empower both residents and businesses by literally giving them a voice.&nbsp;&nbsp;              Proposal and Outcome    Here the role of Cultivaters was more production and execution based as the brief was already underway and The Decorators had a clear idea of what they wanted to do and had already spent several months doing the ground work. Here the task was finding technical and practical solutions for live radio broadcasting from a busy market and programme three days of interesting and entertaining content featuring local residents and talent.&nbsp;   Each day was divided into a schedule of 1 or 2 hour slots ranging from light entertainment quiz shows to serious discussion shows about the future of Chrisp Street Market.  This project was the catalyst for Social Broadcasting as it became clear that a framework built around the physical structure of a radio studio and the format of a live radio show encouraged candid and open discussion and insights rarely attainable through more linear platforms such as forums and meetings. It seemed that the microphone empowered participants to speak and actively listen rather than induce shyness or over-talking!&nbsp; It was evident that more insight was gained about what local residents and businesses owners really thought through these live radio discussions than in countless residential meetings.&nbsp;            Radio programme production and post production : Lucia Scazzocchio  Radio hosts:   The Decorators , Nia Charpentier, Martha Mc Alpine, Ana Xavier, Lucia Scazzocchio  Sound Engineer : Michele Bianchin          
 
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CHRISP STREET ON AIR
COMMISSIONED BY THE DECORATORS

APRIL 2014


Cultivaters was commissioned by The Decorators to turn their mobile radio stall into a vehicle for powerful, lively and effective programming with a view to engage with communities and enable discussions around the future of Chrisp Street Market, an area struggling in the face of rapid regeneration. The radio stall was set up in the market square on three consecutive Saturdays and was central to a series of events to encourage unity and engagement amongst business and residents in the area. The live radio shows ranged from light entertainment to serious discussion programmes with local leaders and politicians. 

Brief and objectives

The research project based on a series of actions at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar to emphasise the market's relevance as a public and civic space at the heart of community life was already underway. The Decorators built a mobile radio station inspired by the local market stalls with the idea to create a series of radio shows spanning three consecutive Saturdays from 11am to 5pm. The brief was to curate, coordinate and produce these shows as entertainment in the market square for the local residents but also as a way to engage and empower both residents and businesses by literally giving them a voice.  

Proposal and Outcome

Here the role of Cultivaters was more production and execution based as the brief was already underway and The Decorators had a clear idea of what they wanted to do and had already spent several months doing the ground work. Here the task was finding technical and practical solutions for live radio broadcasting from a busy market and programme three days of interesting and entertaining content featuring local residents and talent. 

Each day was divided into a schedule of 1 or 2 hour slots ranging from light entertainment quiz shows to serious discussion shows about the future of Chrisp Street Market.

This project was the catalyst for Social Broadcasting as it became clear that a framework built around the physical structure of a radio studio and the format of a live radio show encouraged candid and open discussion and insights rarely attainable through more linear platforms such as forums and meetings. It seemed that the microphone empowered participants to speak and actively listen rather than induce shyness or over-talking! 
It was evident that more insight was gained about what local residents and businesses owners really thought through these live radio discussions than in countless residential meetings. 


Radio programme production and post production: Lucia Scazzocchio
Radio hosts: The Decorators, Nia Charpentier, Martha Mc Alpine, Ana Xavier,
Lucia Scazzocchio
Sound Engineer: Michele Bianchin