Memento: Wanstead Park
Memento Sound Walk 2015
at Wanstead Park
Wanstead Park 2015
Memento – Wanstead Park, uses oral history recordings to piece together an identity for a public space fused with personal recollection and a nod to the future. Local voices gently guide you around the park and into their own memories.
The concept is different to previous memento sound walks with no actors, instead ‘real voice’ is meshed together. What stays the same is that it allows listeners to put on their headphones and switch on their senses – absorbing stories against the backdrop of their own field of vision. Take a memento from your experience or leave one behind.
Logistics: Self guided audio walk – alone or in a group.
Begin: Old phonebox outside of Wanstead tube station.
Start to finish is 1 hour – does not loop back so retrace steps or look at a map to exit the park.
Trust your instincts and getting lost is no bad thing. We recommend going in daylight hours.
Map: We might make a pretty one. For now, use this map.
Transcription: In case you’d prefer to read what’s said… WansteadParkTranscription-CLEAN
This sound walk is available free of charge and is under a creative commons license
Listen to full oral history interviews with wind distortion and loud coffee shop atmos
All the voices included have differing view points and memories. For real historical facts, look here.
Photos and blog posts from the park and the project at Olivia’s Blog
Devised by Olivia Bellas
Sound Support: Sherry Ostapovitch
Thanks to all the voices:
And the snippets of conversations we had with the nature club, the dog walkers and the tea hut lovers.
Support from Friends of Wanstead Parklands
Thanks to funding from: