Our Granville: Dhelia Snoussi produced for the Brent Biennial
Being distributed on Tuesday 22 December 2020, is Our Granville is a publication produced for the Brent Biennial by Dhelia Snoussi, with the support of Granville Community Kitchen.
Our Granville is a limited edition publication documenting the Granville and Carlton Centres: two community centres which have served the people of South Kilburn for over 125 years. The zine is a small effort toward honouring and documenting the work and impact of the buildings and some of the people who brought the space to life.
Our Granville publishes interviews, poems and recollections going as far back as the 40s when the Granville was a buzzing public baths, swimming pool and laundrette. At the time, most homes in South Kilburn did not have hot running water or bathtubs, so the Granville was an essential service for local working class people and a centre for knowledge-sharing, gossip and community. The zine will be a dedication to collecting, preserving, and sharing these local histories, often at risk of displacement and erasure.
Dhelia Snoussi is an artist, researcher and curator with a background in arts education and youth work. She is currently Youth Culture Curator at the Museum of London, working on the museum’s contemporary collecting project, Curating London. Previously, she authored a report with the Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Labour and Social Studies entitled ‘We Are Ghosts’: Race, Class & Institutional Prejudice. Before then, she co-developed transformative arts and political education programmes at Voices that Shake! Dhelia is also a Trustee at Granville Community Kitchen and a newly formed grants-making body SHED.
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