Ebbsfleet Citizens Archive is a community-led project capturing and preserving the varied stories and histories of the people and places of Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet, as the area goes through a significant moment of change.
Co-created by artists, historians and residents, the dual digital and physical archive will bring local people together to explore Ebbsfleet’s unique historic and contemporary identity through objects, sounds, videos and photographs, collected by and from residents past, present and future.
At the core of the project, a team of volunteer Citizen Archivists will work closely with artists, historians, and archivists to explore the people, stories and histories of the area and learn the practical and creative skills needed to create an archive for the whole community.
A series of artist-led workshops, walks and events will also explore different creative approaches to archiving, enabling everybody to get involved and add their voice to the archive. Artist Lu Williams will work with local people to create an Ebbsfleet Citizen Handbook, and local historian Christoph Bull will lead a series of walks exploring the history of different landscape and communities in the area.
All the materials collated throughout the project will be brought together to form a living Citizen Archive. Accessible to all, the archive will hold a wide range of stories and histories from the people and places that make Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet.
Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and supported by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Gravesham Libraries, Dartford Museum and Libraries, and Kent Archives.
Join our team of volunteer Citizen Archivists and work closely with artists, historians, and archivists to explore the people, stories and histories of the area and learn the practical and creative skills needed to create an archive for the whole community.
Email us at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved.