digital-works worked with residents from Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA) to make a documentary film about where they live. Through a series of workshops participants discussed what issues were important to them which they then explored in the film. They interviewed fellow residents, an architect and ISHA staff.
digital:works developed this documentary film project with an intergenerational group of residents living on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate in NW London. The incredible Grade II* listed building features frequently in TV dramas and architecture journals and the intention of the film was to give residents themselves the opportunity to explore the ideas behind the design of the estate and to examine people's actual experience living on the estate. Through a series of workshops the group decided on the direction of the film and then went on to interview architect Neave Brown who designed the estate as well as the chief engineer and landscape architect. They then interviewed dozens of their neighbours to explore how the original ideas worked in practise, from the perspective of those who live there.
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