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Samten Kyil, The Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace

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A garden designed by architect Guy Stansfeld with sculptures by Hamish Horsley, commissioned by the Tibet Foundation. Samten Kyil, or, Place of Contemplation, is set within the Northern area of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. The garden is in dedication to the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. [...]

People of Southwark

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Mural at the Artworks at Elephant and Castle commissioned in 2014. The mural features people born or who grew up in Southwark. Famous names and faces include Damson Idris, Michael Faraday, Sokari Douglas Kemp, Giggs, Michael Caine, Dora Dixon Fyle, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Florence Welch, Giant Haystacks.

Home Sweet Home

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'Home Sweet Home' tells a complex but intimate story of urban and social transformation, and asks: what kind of society are we building?' – UCL Urban Labs 'Home Sweet Home' is a feature film directed by Enrica Colusso, shot over four consecutive years in and around the Heygate Estate from 2008 to 2012. Shot [...]

Ghost Town

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We invite you to discover it by taking in its walkways and explore its environment through videos and 360 panoramic photos. Enter one of the boarded up building to visits its homes, look at an interactive video to meet its former residents and those who are planning its future, discover how life used to [...]

From a Distance

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Rights: Paul Reas An exhibition of photographs by the documentary photographer Paul Reas, held at London College of Communication. The series was commissioned as part of The Elephant Vanishes project, portraying Elephant and Castle amidst change and large-scale urban transformation. The Elephant Vanishes was a six-year photographic research project based out of the MA Photojournalism [...]

Home: The Elephant and Castle

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The Elephant Vanishes: Home. Image rights: Patrick Sutherland / LCC MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Home: Elephant and Castle was the start of what became a three-part series documenting the changing landscape of the area, The Elephant Vanishes. Set as the year one project undertaken by MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography students at London [...]

Economy: The Elephant and Castle

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Book cover, The Elephant Vanishes; Economy: The Elephant and Castle. Image rights: Patrick Sutherland. Economy: The Elephant and Castle is the final part of three-part photographic series The Elephant Vanishes. The live project in its entirety spanned from 2006 to 2010, undertaken by students on the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course at London College of Communication. The project, under the directorship [...]

Seizure

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Image rights: Artangel/the artist. In 2008 Roger Hiorns, commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, transformed an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals. Seizure was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, which was pumped into the former council flat to [...]

Designed Elements

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Performance, Designed Elements. Photo by Gorm Ashurst. Designed Elements was a durational dance piece performed at the temporary arts and music venue, The Paperworks, located off of Newington Causeway. The performance was the result of dance workshops and iterative choreography led by dancer and choreographer Charlotte Spencer and landscape designer Anoushka Feiler with participants aged 14-21. [...]

Faraday Monument Blue Peter Lighting Scheme

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A nation-wide competition for improving a public space launched by Blue Peter in 1996. The award-winning entry was the submission of a schoolgirl from English Martyr R.C. Primary School, Walworth, to adorn the Michael Faraday Memorial at the centre of Elephant Roundabout with coloured lights. A lighting scheme was installed to illuminate the four-faces of the concave [...]