In September 2018, as part of The Peoples’ Bureau residency at The Collective, they invited me to participate in one of a series of discussions themed around the future of living, community and art that seeks to engage socially.
Out of the residency a publication developed, for which I wrote a text that jammed my understanding of Bruno Latour's deployment of 'matters of concern' with my experience of living on the Boundary Estate in east London. Here is an extract:
Phantoms, controversies and communities
For the past thirty years I’ve lived on the Boundary Estate in Shoreditch east London, its the first public housing scheme built by a London wide authority, the London County Council in 1891. The estate was designed by a team of young architects inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement with a utopian intent, it was to replace the notorious slum the Old Nichol, and be a model for future public housing.