As the landscape at the Elephant and Castle undergoes seismic change, Charting the Elephant aims to reveal the recent rich and complex cultural heritage of the area.

From London College of Communication, sited at the Elephant and Castle for 50 years, we set out to research and map artworks and arts projects created, inspired by and produced in Elephant and Castle.

Originally conceived as an interactive map, once the scale of arts activity was revealed, we expanded the research to include a timeline and index.

This research seeks to celebrate what has happened here, to commemorate what has disappeared and capture the current landscape. It¹s not definitive or purely historical, but a project that highlights the current vibrant arts and cultural scene in this area, the Elephant and Castle.


London College of Communication (LCC)

LCC, part of University of the Arts London (UAL), is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education.

Through teaching, research and industry partnerships, we enable our students develop the critical, creative and technical excellence needed to succeed and discover new possibilities and practices.

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in journalism, advertising, PR and publishing, photography, film, television and sound, communications and media, graphic communication, spatial communication, design cultures and interactive and visual communication.

We are for the curious, the brave and the committed: those who want to transform themselves and the world around them.