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Kensington Narrators' Archive Wins Engagement Award from Birkbeck
On 27 March 2019, Birkbeck scholars and collaborators celebrated the Best of Public Engagement Awards.
This award recognises projects that engage and empower communities and wider society, celebrating how local, national and international communities shape our work.
Winner: Dr Julia Laite (Department of History, Classics and Archaeology), in collaboration with Christina Sealy (Theatre Studies & English Lit, BA 2016) and KensingtonNarrators.org; North Kensington Archive and Heritage Project
Dr. Laite and Birkbeck are supporting North Kensington community leaders as they respond to long-term archiving and preservation needs after the Grenfell tragedy. 'Kensington Narrators' engage and empower the local community to preserve their history, and develop their own narrative. A partnership with Bishopsgate Institute ensures a permanent home to the Archive, which includes the community’s artistic response to the fire, as well as contributions which demonstrate the Kensington community's vibrancy and resilience.