The Aylesbury Estate as Home GEFFRYE MUSEUM, 22 April-18th Sept 2016
Fabricolage (papier mache, wire), Geffrye Museum, 2016
This free display explores the Aylesbury Estate, a large modernist high-rise estate in South London, as home. It focuses on the history of the estate for its thousands of residents, from its utopian beginning in the late 1960s, to its emergence as a more ambiguous place in the 1980s, and current demolition and regeneration. Two artworks by Nadege Meriau feature alongside the display: a metaphorical film that relates to the gradual unmaking of the modernist architectural dream and a sculpture involving artist-led community participation.
A collaboration between Dr Richard Baxter, a Lecturer at GEDS Birkbeck, University of London, and artist Nadege Meriau.
Supported by the Leverhulme Trust, QMUL’s Centre for Public Engagement and AHRC Creativeworks London