London Villages Project: November Update

A summary of the London Villages Project was given to LIP on 12th Nov:

The Project began on March 1st 2011 and will run until February 29th 2012. Sign up closed six months in, on 31st August. Membership was open to all LIP members with 212 signing up to participate, though many are not fully active in terms of creating a personal project. Organiser John Levett is currently surveying members to determine who are actively involved in project building and intend to participate in any proposed end of project activities.

LVP had two focus meetings (in March and June) to discuss issues, content & direction. Monthly meetings have been held and their content reflects the spirit of LIP’s satellite group formats and has kept members in touch with the development of personal projects, as well as dealing with issues surrounding the matter of public photography. Participants have also received feedback and evaluation on their portfolios and have been offered the opportunity to take part in workshops entitled ‘Editing your personal project’. Two dates in the new year have been added for the workshop: Saturday 28th January & Saturday 25th February.

Proposals for final presentations of the Project include locally-curated exhibitions and a travelling exhibition. A print-on-demand publication will be produced.

Presentations at the November meeting included:

Eugene McConville has been shooting the dog-walkers of north London, the shadow play of the city and arrived at Crouch End to focus on The Broadway.
Angelika Berndt has persisted at the Barbican, looking at entrances and exits as well as the common boundaries of the complex.
Lucilla Nitto has taken the route from Westbourne Park, shot the undergrowth of skateboard parks, football pitches, market stalls, organic garden plots, horse riding academies and Trellick Tower.
Sara Massaglia continues to scavenge around Tottenham for its historical remnants, photographing the frontages of former railway parades once the preserve of coal merchants, taxi ranks & caffs.
Chris Ennis has been making panoramics in Ponders End.
Peter Luck’s work from the east end looks at demolitions.

For more about the project see