Remembering the Future aims to inform and offer imagination for an intergenerational housing scheme which we are developing with Hammersmith United Charities.
Artist and PhD researcher, Carolyn Defrin, has been working with Hammersmith United Charities to explore the value of arts activities for local communities in need. With this project she investigates how a collaborative film and architecture installation impacts a variety of stakeholders – from the charity and architects’ decision making process to the residents’ experience of participating.
Working with video artist Paul Burgess, Carolyn interviewed and filmed the charity’s residents to discover their perspectives on living in the housing schemes designed for older people, as well as their memories of living in Hammersmith and the world at large. From the practical to the expressive, these reflections fill the architectural models that we built to reflect the current apartments and inform future housing development.
The event is free to the public and now open until Friday 30 June.
Weekdays from 10am-5:30pm
Saturday from 11am-3pm
St Paul's Centre (cafe behind church),
Queen Caroline St,
London W6 9PJ