Living Together led by artist Verity-Jane Keefe, takes place this year in partnership with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and The White House. It takes a critical look at the past 100 years of social housing through the lens of the Becontree Estate, which turns 100 this year, and puts the Estate firmly at the heart of national and international conversations about the past, the present and possible futures for social housing. Led by the voices of past and present residents, the project will embrace and explore the complexities of this large form suburban estate, which is still home to over half the residents of this London Borough.
Living Together will provide a platform for the individual spirit that can be found in every corner of the four-square-mile footprint of the Becontree. The architecture and scale of the estate is well known, but it is the more recent history – how housing policy, such as Right to Buy, has impacted the way that Becontree looks and what it is like to live in, today and into the future.
To find out more, please see Verity’s Living Together website
Living Together is supported through a development grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and a project grant from Arts Council England.