ëpp hosts memory maps SE11 as part of the London Festival of Architecture

A series of walking routes based on interviews with the people of Kennington and Vauxhall.

As part of the London Festival of Architecture this year we launched Memory Maps SE11, a series of walking routes based on interviews with the people of Kennington and Vauxhall.  The interviews featured people whose time in the area spans from the 1950s to present day.

Elizabeth Scott, along with her late husband, set up an architecture practice at their home on Cleaver Square in 1951. They worked on the post-war redevelopment of Walcot Square. Sandy Usman was a child in the 90s living on the Ethelred Estate. She has fond memories of childhood adventures in local parks and the former Lilian Baylis School. Annie Jessop moved to Kennington in the 80s and has connections to the old courthouse on Renfrew Road, Annie’s favourite route takes her from her home near Kennington Cross to the Garden Museum. Architect Deborah Saunt has had a longstanding fascination with the area, visiting as a student and being struck by its lack of visible landmarks. Saunt’s practice, DSDHA, is handling the ongoing Vauxhall regeneration.

The interviews are conversational in tone covering what the area was like when they moved there and how changes may or may not have affected them.

As part of this project we designed an identity, web platform and small exhibition, which was held at the Durning Library in Kennington.

 

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