Photography Exhibition - London Villages Project

Goldsmiths College, UCL, New Cross, Lewisham Way

Event location:
Goldsmiths College, Deptford Town Hall Building 288-300 New Cross Road New Cross SE14 6AF
When:Event passed!
It was on
Mon 30th Jul 2012 to
Mon 27th Aug 2012

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Where:Goldsmiths College, UCL, New Cross, Lewisham Way SE14 6NW
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Times:Weekdays 09.00 - 21.00; Weekends 12noon - 16.00

About the event

In March 2011 LIP began a year long photographic project in the run up to the Olympics; over two hundred of its members signed up.

On the one hand the aim of the London Villages Project was to provide a photographic record of London now. While on the other, its purpose was to create a body of work which would be identifiable as a unique contribution to the record of London — its multiplicity of communities, its miscellany of histories, its medley of architecture; its boundaries real and imagined; its current creation, its reference to memory.

To achieve this London was imagined as a collection of villages or communities — a part of London, a small enclave, a street, a square, a terrace, a neck of the woods; taking a place that defines itself; a place apart; a community together; an emotional centre; a home.

The Project is based on the belief that communities seek to distinguish themselves in multitudinous ways; to fashion difference, to embrace dissimilarity, to emphasise variation, to celebrate their rarity and gather together in their uniqueness—communities recognising and acknowledging their separateness and welcoming others to mark it with them.

The photographers spent a year within a closely-observed community. The exhibition is the result; a representation of what moved them within that particular community.

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