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Your Future Worlds: Syrup Magazine and Eastside document the Hoxton community’s hopes for Hackney’s future

Created to centre and celebrate the voices of young people in Hoxton, Your Future Worlds is an art project partnership between Hackney charity Eastside, and social design and engagement platform Syrup Magazine.

With support from Hackney Council, Your Future Worlds sought to document the opinions of young people from the local area, looking at their hopes for and expectations of the area’s future. The project predicts how Hackney might evolve using the voices of its own community.

Originally intended as part of a physical exhibition, the project had to adapt to the pandemic – and so it was fitting for it to take to the streets it sought to explore. We were delighted to partner with Eastside and Syrup to showcase Your Future Worlds on billboards and sites in and around Hoxton, with a vibrant colour palette to perfectly pair with the surrounding areas.

While the project included the voices of a number of Hoxton locals, a few snippets had to be chosen to encompass its broader concept on the street. Spot ideas like, “There’s lots of opportunity here. You can start small but go big in Hackney”, representing Your Future Worlds’ wider themes: that the future of Hackney is changing, green, creative, ours, and much, much more. You can browse the project in full on the Your Future Worlds website, with voice recordings and graphic interpretations of the collection of ideas.



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