This short film features an interview with Timothy Tinker, the project architect who oversaw the design and build of the Heygate Estate in the early 1970’s. The interview is preoccupied with the notion of surface and surfaces, with a mosaic grid imposed over Tinker’s face. The film brings into question the foundation myths of such high-rise and large-scale council estates. Reminiscent of the face-blurring graphics used in TV crime reconstructions raises the question: is he a chief suspect, witness or accomplice in the production of spatial injustice?
Location: Heygate Estate,
Elephant and Castle,