The Elephant and Castle area of London is currently undergoing massive redevelopment and seismic change, and right at the heart of this transformation is London College of Communication, sited here for the past 50 years.
Initiated by the College, the Charting the Elephant project aims to research and map artworks and arts projects inspired by and produced in Elephant and Castle, revealing the recent rich and complex cultural heritage of the area.
Originally conceived as an interactive map, once we realised just how much arts activity there has been, we expanded the research to include a timeline and project index.
We want to celebrate what has happened here, to commemorate what has disappeared and to capture the current landscape. Charting the Elephant isn’t meant to be only historical, we also want to shine a spotlight on the current vibrant arts and cultural scene in this area, the Elephant and Castle.