Mapping Your Manor was a project made on the outskirts of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2011, when building work was still ongoing. It consisted of a series of audio recordings made with people who live or work close to the edge of the Park, many of them made in situ while on walks devised with local walking group The Newham Striders. Audio can be listened to on the project website www.mappingyourmanor.com.
The project was conceived by Lucy Harrison in 2011, in response to Ackroyd and Harvey’s Mapping the Park art commission. It involved making audio recordings with people who live or work near to each of 10 trees planted as part of Ackroyd and Harvey’s commission, to be listened to in those places. The tracks are available to download from the project website as MP3 files. There is also a book documenting the project and containing further information and images about each of the locations.
The soundtracks are intended to be used while walking around and through the Olympic Park, although they can also be enjoyed elsewhere. Mapping Your Manor was commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority and supported by Arts Council England.