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Apr 18, 2012
As part of Dazed & Confused magazine’s May issue Is East London Dead? Dazed Digital has launched an interactive map that enables creative residents of the area to upload personal memories, into what will become a permanent archive or digital exhibition.
Over time, A Secret History of East London will document the events, exhibitions, lost nights, gigs, in fact just about anything between 1990 to the present day, to create an alternative history for the vibrant area – perhaps also pinpointing when, how and why East London has evolved into an epicenter of creativity as it stands today.
The gentrification of areas such as Shoreditch and Stratford (with the immanent arrival of the Olympics) has undoubtedly, already impacted the boroughs of the East, as artists, musicians and designers pack up in search of more affordable living. It’s great to see Dazed, residents of Old Street and neighbors of our Stylesight London office, still honoring the area with what was, what is now, and what is next for this vibrant stretch of London. – Samantha Fox