|Type of Research:||Book|
|Creators:||Zimmerman, Andrea Luka and Johansson, Lasse|
The pursuit of public housing provision was one of the 20th century's redeeming contributions. Yet, in the first decade of the 21st century, public housing as an ideal is a contradictory territory resulting from policies that value entrepreneurial charities or a subsidised private sector over state funded and administered housing.
Estate is a timely contribution to the debates entangling millions of individuals and countless neighbourhoods. The starting point is a visual essay on the Haggerston West & Kingsland estates in Hackney, east London, in the process of demolition and re-building. The 56 photographs document the spaces left behind when people were moved out. Despite residents living in limbo for over 30 years as refurbishment plans were continuously proposed, shelved and re-proposed, the images highlight their innovative solutions to the difficulties of continuing to live while an idea and a set of buildings were being abandoned around them
Texts from Paul Hallam, Cristina Cerulli and Victor Buchli contextualise the artists' project through a set of questions resulting in a work that refuses to settle, creating dialogue between photography, archaeology of the recent past, autobiography and critical theory.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||critical writing, creative writing|
|Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:||Myrdle Court Press|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
|Copyright Holders:||Myrdle Court Press, Fugitive Images|
|Funders:||Arts Council England, Fugitive Images|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2012 09:54|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 21:08|
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