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Art and the Urban

Projects

The Road Ahead is a seven-year project of public sculpture by Bobbie Fennick on the re-built Haggerston and Kingsland Estate in Hackney, London. Commissioned by Creative City Creative Agency and supported by LQ Housing Association. Bobbie created the works through intensive 70-day residency onsite with residents, who helped design the relief carvings, and learned stone-carving techniques in a series of workshops. 

from The Road ahead, sculptor Bobbie Fennick, photography Ellam Forrester
from The Road Ahead, sculptor Bobbie Fennick, photography Ellam Forrester
 sculptor Bobbie Fennick (right), photography Ellam Forrester
from The Road Ahead, sculptor Bobbie Fennick (right), photography Ellam Forrester
The Road Ahead, in situ in Haggerston photo Ellam Forrester
The Road Ahead, in situ in Haggerston photo Ellam Forrester
the unveiling of the final sculpture included a community picnic and tour of the artworks

Heygate

Over four years, the massive Heygate Estate in South London awaited ‘regeneration’, and photographer Jill Newman visited daily, documenting the way nature reclaimed the space, revealling the beauty of the brutalist architecture. She also documented a few remaining residents who clung on to their homes in the face of a concerted effort to evict them. 

Photographer Jill Newman’s images of the Heygate Estate

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art & the urban

 

 

Art and the Urban explores how the arts represent, critique or occupy the urban. Thinking of the town and city as sites in motion – marked by fleeting encounters, wandering trajectories, acceleration and migration – we consider how art operates within (or against) the spatial and temporal conditions of urbanism. Oscillating between past, present and future, the city may be read as a palimpsest, written and re-written by successive generations.

 


 

University of Nanterre campus
The Road Ahead public art project, Haggerston London
The King’s Land murals, Nazir Tanbouli 2012