‘Sprawl/what gets carried by the river’ (detail), 2005 was part of a collaborative installation created with Susanna Round for ‘New for Old’, an exhibition on the theme of urban regeneration at OVADA. We looked at Thamesmead, a housing development in east London, and examined the transitions and evolving identity of Thamesmead during its short history. Our installation was a reflection on the relationship of the development to the river and surrounding landscape, and the organic growth of the town.
Archive photos of Thamesmead during the development stage were presented alongside our work. These photos include images of planners early models of the site, and documentation of the site under construction.
Click here to download a pdf of the book ‘Thamesmead Project 05′. The images presented in the book are intended as an exploration of the relationship between an architect’s or planner’s designed aspiration for a place – and how its evolution in the future is taken over by the people who make it their home.