Living Together is a new project by artist Verity-Jane Keefe in partnership with Create London and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Living Together will develop over 2019, leading to a larger scale programme celebrating the centenary of Dagenham’s Becontree Estate in 2021. It will look at the past 100 years of social housing through the lens of Becontree, once the largest social housing estate in the world; looking at the past, the present and into the future.
Artist, Katie Schwab and her father Ed Emery have begun a one-month research residency. The residency will mark the first collaborative project between artist, Katie Schwab and her father Ed Emery, a writer, political activist and researcher who has been documenting labour struggles in the motor industry since the early 1970s.
In partnership with Procreate Project, The White House is offering a one-month residency to Wednesday Kim, a shortlisted artist of the Mother Art Prize 2018. Wednesday Kim is a multimedia artist whose work combines video, performance, installation, and sculpture, she will be in residence at The White House from 20th May to 21st June 2019.
If you live or work in the Becontree Estate, we want you to be involved in Living Together. From joining a new Becontree Group, doing workshops, taking a walk, going on trips or playing a banjo — there are many ways to be involved over 2019 as we get ready for Dagenham’s Becontree Estate centenary in 2021.