common connections

Round the commons   In an attempt to get my bearings and make sense of this project I decide to walk round all the commons in one go, starting from Hackney Downs and then ending up at London Fields, a route that pretty much takes me from one end of Hackney to the other. These commons are in some respects unremarkable but at the same time important, providing green space, identity and a continuity with the history of the area.  They are local markers and points of reference in the urban tangle of roads. Their magic lies in their ancient…