I was invited by publicworks to collaborate on setting up the Wick Curiosity Shop commissioned by space for the first Hackney Wick Festival 2008 and on other outings around the local area. This was an eclectic local collecting project and with public works at the helm has continued to grow as a small scale archive and cultural space dedicated to the specific locality of Hackney Wick and Fish Island. It documents, hosts and promotes. It is an eclectic collection of local produce, memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about Hackney Wick. The Archive exists on-line and as a series of live events in which it temporarily assembles. The display and the format the shop is continuously changing. The list of curiosities is growing, slowly collecting an extensive list of contributions made in or inspired by Hackney Wick and the surrounding area.