Sahra Hersi

Wayfinding To Our Memories

Images by Michaela Freeman

Wayfinding To Our Memories is a public art sculpture created by Sahra Hersi following design workshops with Y1 and Y5 pupils at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy. After listening to memories recorded for Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive and discussing their own favourite places and memories, pupils designed elements for their own personal Wayfinder.

The Wayfinder will be installed near Cherry Orchard Academy Primary at the end of July. You can find it here.

Wayfinding To Our Memories is part of Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive, a community-led project capturing and preserving the varied stories and histories of the people and places of Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet, inviting local people to work with artists, historians and fellow residents, to explore the area’s unique historic and contemporary identity through objects, sounds, videos and photographs, collected by and from residents past, present and future.

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.

All the materials gathered through the project can be now be accessed via, where you can also upload your own contributions.