Project Description

The Hotel Elephant screening programme, ‘Changing Landscapes,’ selected archive films and footage focusing on large-scale building projects across London from the 1960s and 1970s. The films were shown courtesy of The London Metropolitan Archives in Hotel Elephant’s pop-up cinema on their previous site located off of Newington Causeway.

The screening featured ‘Changing Face of London’, 1960, a short film on post-WWII reconstruction in London, ‘Somewhere Decent To Live’, 1967, contrasting at the old city slums and new housing provision for Londoners. ‘Living at Thamesmead’, from 1974, a rosy narrative depicting residents lives on the newly completed Thamesmead Estate.

The screening programme was featured as part of the 2014 London Festival of Architecture.