KINGS CROSS CONNECTIONS
COMMISSIONED BY THE BUILDING EXPLORATORY AND HISTORY PIN FOR KINGS CROSS STORY PALACE
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
Project managers: Aimee Taylor, Polly Rogers and Michael Hall
Recording and audio production: Lucia Scazzocchio