How Did I Get Here?

During her time in Windows textile artist Clare Sams asked Archway locals 'How did you get here?' The question brought literal answers about moving around London on buses, bikes and by foot, and more esoteric responses around loss, leaving, arriving, music, hospitals, and love. Clare set up her knitting machines and created a vibrant narrative of these journeys. The imagery included cats, guitars, Archway Tower, a twitter app, a freedom pass and hiking boots. Passers-by dropped in to answer the question, knit a few rows on the machines or by hand, and share their own craft skills. The familiar and tactile processes created a warm invitation and a secure space for recollecting sensitive histories.