The story so far



















I PACKED THIS MYSELF was a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall, which started in 2006. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism. I PACKED THIS MYSELF brought people together to increase understanding. This blog is a record of the work done over the following five years.




Sunday, 3 January 2010

Putting together the new cases






























Another busy day. A lot to cram in post the holidays.
Off first thing to Kensal Green to buy dried cod (bacalhau) from a Portuguese grocery shop (very lively early on a Sunday morning.) Picked up a calendar, too, with Portuguese and UK holidays marked with respective national flags. Then back to the office to make up the new folding suitcases with our designer, David Cross. Pack up the car, ready for the trip to Chenderit School, Banbury, later (install tomorrow). A great plus when transporting suitcases:  you can pack them inside each other like Russian dolls.