Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool

This project investigated the appropriation of a Facebook page by a group of residents as site for discussion and where a campaign to save a derelict outdoor swimming pool developed. Through in-depth analysis of Facebook data, the project explores the relationship between cultural memories, cultural expression and everyday politics and how interactions through the Facebook page challenge traditional ways for conceiving politics and the political.


Crivellaro, C., Comber, R., Bowers, J., Wright, P., Olivier, P., “A Pool of Dreams : Facebook, Politics and the Emergence of a Social Movement”, Proceeding of CHI ’14