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Meeting #1- Ask Tenison Road, Tell the Nation

On 20th November about 25 of us met to discuss the different views of Tenison Road and the different ways we’d like to represent these views with/using data. The meeting was titled “Ask Tenison Road, Tell the Nation.”

propsThese are a few of the themes I made note of during the conversations:

A number of people spoke about their interest in the street’s history. There was agreement that it would be nice to see an archive produced for the street capturing the different historical moments in the area, the different types of people who have lived on Tenison Road, and the particular histories for each house. We also discussed how there might be physical/visual markers to this archive, like the plaques that are placed outside houses on Covent Garden in Cambridge (see news story on these plaques here ). One of the residents on Tenison Road, Margaret, an archivist who has lived on the street for 41 years, has agreed to start this archiving process. Siân Lindley, from Microsoft Research, will work closely with her as this nicely aligns with Siân’s research interest in temporality/time. Continue reading