AIM25 is an educational charity supporting the development and use of historic archives in the London area. It has some 150 institutional members, including universities, learned societies, art galleries and local authorities.
Ego-Media is five-year project funded by the European Research Council to assess the impact of digital and social media upon the practices and experiences of life writing and related modes of ego narrative. It uses a combination of life writing theory and new media theory (including the notion of the networked self), participant observation of blogs, vlogs, social media and emergent sites, and interviews and discussions with selected online users.
King’s College London Archives
King’s College London Archives preserves a wealth of unique records relating to the history of King’s and its partner institutions, its students and staff, and innovations and discoveries in science, medicine, literature and the arts spanning some 200 years. The Archives also manages the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, a leading repository relating to the history of modern warfare.
Westminster City Archives
Westminster City Archives hold many Strand-related images and texts that they have kindly allowed the Strandlines team to digitise for the project website.The Archives Centre is a wonderful resource for people who wish to research their local or family history. It houses and preserves newspapers, books, pamplets, photographs, drawings and sketches, parish registers, census returns and local government records. The Archives have also recently set-up a web-based resource, Westminster Memories, which brings together community collections from the local area. These include Church Street Memories, Soho Memories, and West End at War.
Age UK Westminster
Strandlines events have been held Age Concern Day Centre in Odhams Walk. The Centre is a lively, friendly and inclusive place, which organises daily activities for older people in the local area. The Strandlines team are very grateful to the staff for all their support.
The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields
We are working with the Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a support centre for homeless people in the area. The Connection is a fantastic creative as well as supportive hub. It houses a creative writing group, a walking tours group, and an active Art group. Recent work by homeless photographers at the Connection can be viewed on their Flickr page.
Odhams Walk Resident Management Ltd
Where the Strand is in many ways characterised by the transience of its communities, there are more permanent communities of residents nearby. Our third project partner is Odhams Walk Resident Management Ltd.This are an association of residents who manage the housing and environment at Odhams Walk, a housing communty based in Covent Garden.