Connected Communities


Mapping Local Food

Chris Speed and Alex Hale will be at this year’s Royal Geographical Society conference in London reflecting on their experiences […]

Liverpool’s own Christmas Pudding Recipe

Liverpool University Library’s Special Collections and Archives  are treating us all with an advent calendar full of archivey treats. 2nd […]

We’re in the latest issue of Transition Free Press

This project was partly inspired by Transition Town approaches to community history and so we are very excited to be […]

Update on the hunt for the Wallasey Tomato

We thought it was probably well beyond time to do an update on our search for the Wallasey tomato. If […]

Hacking the Global Food System

Barcodes have come to represent the facelessness of globalisation, where every item, no matter where it is from, or how […]

Join us at the Mr Seel iPhone App Launch

The Mr Seel’s team will be at LightNight again this year to officially launch our very own app. We’ll be […]

In search of Liverpool’s Bees

At our Show and Tell at the Bluecoat we were very excited to have Andrew Hubbard along to do a […]

In search of the Wallasey Tomato

I was asking about seed swaps in Liverpool on Twitter a little while ago, and ended up having a great […]

Temporal Tactics for Mr Seel’s Garden

Chris Speed has recently written a great post exploring the various design methods used in the Memories of Mr Seel’s […]

Mr Seel Show and Tell at The Bluecoat

Sunday 27th January was a big day for the Memories of Mr Seel’s Garden project.  Months of preparation – and […]

Programme for our Show and Tell 27th Jan 12-5 at the Bluecoat

As well as having lots on in the Sandon Room at the Bluecoat to explore, we have a timed programme […]

The Mr Seel’s Garden Project Show and Tell

The Memories of Mr Seel’s Garden project will having a final public event on Sunday the 27th of January from 12-5pm at the Bluecoat to showcase […]

Playing with Food

We’ve collected a lot of data in the project so far, and we are now working on a variety of […]

Excavating future local food sites in Liverpool

Freddy Taylor, a designer on our project, was up in Liverpool recently to take photos for our new local food […]

Hugging a Ghost: Mapping time and history

“…Networks are appropriate instruments for a capitalist economy based on innovation, globalisation, and decentralised concentration; for work, workers and firms based […]

Mapping local food in Liverpool

Maps are brilliant things; not only do they tell where we are going, but they can be used to tell […]

At Liverpool University’s Special Collections: Our third archive session

For our third archive session we moved from the Merseyside Maritime Museum to the Special Collections at the Liverpool University Library. Dr. […]

What we learned at Liverpool’s Big History Weekend…

It’s amazing how much we can learn, just by talking to each other.  At the BBC Merseyside Big History Weekend […]

What’s ‘local’ in a port city? Our 2nd Archives session

Although our project is mainly focused on local food, both the Friends of Sudley Estate and the Friends of Everton […]

What? No white gloves?: our first archives session

Next up after our introductory oral history session was “Introduction to Historic Documents”, where we began our training in how to do […]

Eating in the Archives

The Liverpool University Centre for Archives Studies (LUCAS) run a yearly public event showcasing archive items that relate to a […]

Uncovering the history of your local community: oral histories

When deciding what kinds of methods we wanted to use to uncover the history of local food in Liverpool we […]

What we got up to at LightNight…

We had our first public event on Friday and were really pleased by how well it went. We were at […]

Flow – Visualising the history of local food

Chris Speed from the Edinburgh College of Art is developing a creative way of sharing the data we uncover with […]

Cowkeeping in Liverpool

It’s all about cow keeping today as I go through a load of links that people have shared with us […]