A people’s history of post-war Lewisham

For the people, by the people

For Lewisham’s tenure as London Borough of Culture 2022, Goldsmiths, University of London supported seven community-led projects to build an exciting new story of Lewisham’s past since 1945.

“The seven In Living Memory projects will uncover a range of exciting histories that are for, about, and by the people of Lewisham. People’s History is an inclusive, democratic, and empowering enterprise, and we hope these projects will produce histories that are as diverse and inspirational as Lewisham itself.”

Dr John Price, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths and In Living Memory Academic Lead.

Each project not only gathered new stories of Lewisham’s past, but each has created a range of striking creative interventions unfolding in all corners of the borough throughout 2022.

A new digital archive is accruing on this site together with a series of 3D scans of some of Lewisham’s most historically significant, yet lesser known spaces. Each space has been populated with research and creative responses from each project, forming a virtual museum of the borough.