PHOTOS FROM DISCUSSION AND WALK

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[discussion in my installation before walk]

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[graffiti on Holloway road that reads: 'FULLY AUTOMATED LUXURY COMMUNISM NOW']

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[walking down Holloway Road]

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[walking towards Hackney, discussion about gentrification of Canals, the politics of space in London was the dominant topic throughout the entirety of the walk]

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[reaching Beck Road, terraced brick houses reminded me of Toxteth in Liverpool and the River Streets in Birkenhead North]

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[community noticeboard in Beck Road, email addresses on notice board, Josh Collings has emailed a few community members to learn of the history of the road and also the relationship between Acne Studios and the Beck Road residents, he received a few emailed where a man discusses living in a squat previously in East London, further communications are necessary] 

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[after the walk we went to a small cafe recommended on the Community Board, we discussed the relationships between artists in London and just how possible it even is for creatives to live in London with the increasing austerity, we discussed my involvement in the Northern art scene, and I mentioned how in my hometown The Wirral, the town next to Liverpool there is absolutely no art communities as we have no galleries and even the prospect of surviving as an artist is impossible due to the deprived economic state and also the large majority of working class culture which is separated from the more middle class Modern Art appreciation. I spoke about how the neighboring city Liverpool, to which I commute to daily for work and spend the majority of my time in has a focus on art culture with the Tate Liverpool on the Albert Dock. which looks across the river mersey towards The Wirral. And with smaller collectives such as the Royal Standard studios and gallery and the Bridewell a studio and gallery i was involved in heavily during my last year in Merseyside, Bridewell is a small space, a previous polce prison, the artists work in small cell rooms, and exhibit in the former officers Office.]

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