Sound Maps

Sound Maps of London Road, 2010

London Road lies to the north of Brighton and is the main road in and out of the city. It is often at the receiving end of bad press and subject to a conflict of representation in the city. In 2010 the area was on the verge of regeneration. The open market was about to be redeveloped. And there was talk of a Tesco supermarket moving into the area.

Sound Maps of London Road began as a community-mapping project involving oral history, field recording, story exchange and conversation. This body of work was devised in collaboration with the people living, shopping, working, and studying in the area and the people passing through. We discovered truths, disbanded some myths and made friends along the way.

Visit www.londonrdsounds.co.uk to listen to version 1 of the map.