London Community Video Archive

Adam Lockhart

    Research output: Other contribution

    Abstract

    Adam Lockhart - Consultancy, recovery and digitisation of material for LCVA archive at DJCAD Media Preservation Lab.

    Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the London Community Video Archive (LCVA) will preserve, archive and share community videos made in the 1970s/80s in London and the South East. Portable video recording — now a technology routinely embodied in smartphones — became available for the very first time back in the early 1970s, making it possible for individuals and communities to make their own television. The medium was taken up by people ignored or under-represented in the mainstream media – tenants on housing estates, community action groups, women, black and minority ethnic groups, youth, gay and lesbian people, and the disabled. With an overriding commitment to social empowerment and to combating exclusion, 'Community Video' dealt with issues which still have a contemporary resonance — housing, play-space, discrimination, youth arts.

    This rich heritage was under threat of disappearing, both because of the physical decay and disintegration of half-inch reel-to reel-tape, and the ageing memories of the original ‘Community Video’ practitioners. LCVA is a project within the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and was created by two of these video activists: Tony Dowmunt and Andy Porter. It was made possible by the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and has been able to archive and digitise a selection of videos from 1970 to 1985, thus recovering and reviving this history so that it can be used as a resource for contemporary debates and activism. In addition, it has conducted 20 oral history interviews with a representative sample of people active in Community Video in the area and is also running an outreach and partnership programme of community screenings and events. Project co-ordinator Tony Dowmunt adds: “Since our 1891 birth in New Cross, Goldsmiths has served and been shaped by our vibrant, ever-changing and growing local community. The 1970s in particular saw an intense and turbulent political climate in Lewisham and across London as a whole. It is vital that we preserve the history of our communities, their ups and downs, struggles and celebrations, for future generations"
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeConsultancy, recovery and digitisation of material for LCVA archive at DJCAD Media Preservation Lab
    Media of outputFilm
    PublisherLondon Community Video Archive
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    1970s
    History
    Minorities
    Activists
    Activism
    Recovery
    Outreach
    Communication
    Ethnic Groups
    Threat
    Estate
    Future Generations
    Art
    Exclusion
    Disintegration
    Digitization
    Co-ordinator
    Oral History
    Empowerment
    Decay

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    Lockhart, A. (2016). London Community Video Archive. London Community Video Archive.
    Lockhart, Adam. / London Community Video Archive. 2016. London Community Video Archive.
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    Research output: Other contribution

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