The Encyclopedia of Us is a bi-annual newspaper created about the HU3 area of Hull by its residents. The first 24 page issue was collectively planned, co-produced and designed during the lockdowns before being released in July 2020. Printed in thousands and distrubuted across HU3 the Encyclopedia of Us aims to be a living newspaper…an engine to help us see, imagine and act. The first issue contains over 5o contributions and articles by locals who I’ve built relationships with. Importantly each article is accompanied by an invitation to act and also get involved.
As a significant outcome of the Artist Investigator work, this paper, builds on the Asset Based Community Development work I’ve been leading on in HU3 since 2018. EofUS newspaper showcases the determination, skills and drive of the community it serves, while also acknowledging its ongoing challenges. It’s overriding ambition is to be dynamic, with each issue reflecting ideas that emerge from people who get involved.
Issue 1 editorial team:
Staff and participants of Giroscope
Matthias Tornvig Christensen
Jacqui Marshall and Chiltern Primary
Project Managed by:
Three Ways East LTD aka
JF Brignall Charitable Trust