Concrete Hippo's


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  • Simon Cotterill on March 30, 2015, 1:33 p.m.

    I'd never heard of the concrete hippos until I became involved with the Co-Curate project, involving George Stephenson High School in Killingworth. These 'hidden gems' were built in the early 1970s and live in the Garth estate at Killingworth.

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Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.