participatory projects

living through change (2007-11)


West Kensington, London

The West Kensington estate on North End Road in West London was built in the early 1970s and contains around 1,000 homes. Nearby are a number of other council properties including the Gibbs Green and Clem Attlee estates.

The wider North End Road neighbourhood is a mixed-income district, with a diverse population comprised of both long term residents and short term or transient inhabitants.

A major building programme is currently planned for the area which may see the demolition of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates as part of a redevelopment of the nearby Earls Court complex.

Photo Walks

Five residents undertook 'photo walks' whereby they devised and followed a personal walk through their neighbourhood to photograph important places and personal landmarks.

Audio descriptions of the walks were either recorded as they took place or subsequently while reviewing the photographs.

The resulting audio visual material was then produced as short films.

films / walks / resident images / narratives

Annette's Walk - The 'Grid' to Gibbs Green Estate - 5m 11s

John's Walk - Earls Court to Fulham Broadway - 4m 01s

Seraphina's Walk - North End Road market - 3m 34s