Wow, what an honour. When Fran Panetta, Lucy Greenwell and I sat down two years ago to start planning Hackney Hear, I don’t think any of us thought it would ever have such a big impact.
Last Friday, Fran represented the team and presented the project to a group of judges from across Europe (if you’re new to Hackney Hear, this video gives you a good idea of what it’s about). Just a few hours later, the news came back we’d won this:
Well done to the whole Hackney Hear team – many of whom worked for free to build it – including, but not limited to, and in no particular order…
Alex Butterworth and the coders at Amblr
John Rosling and British Pathe
Estela Oliva and Carmen Salas Pino at Alpha-ville Festival
Ben Fawkes and Soundcloud
David Edwards at Sony
… and the many, many more supporters and contributors to the project. When it seemed like we’d never get the funding together, you helped keep the idea alive. Thank you.