Hackney Hear wins Prix Europa
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.