‘Everyday Things’ is a project that visualises the experiences of a kinship collective of young Black adults living in White City, Shepherds Bush, West London. The project combines two main methodologies. The first is an archival focused work, aimed at recovering the estate’s former imperial and colonial site, particularly the Great White City Exhibition (1908) but also the site’s more recent histories as a London County Council developed inter-war estate. The second is a form of collaborative photographic research undertaken with the kinship collective and their social peers. Depictions of young Black adults lives are rarely seen in British academic research. Inspired by the work of ‘everyday’ urban essays created by photographers in post-war America and the examinations of British landscapes by Black British photographers, my practice-related research facilitates site-specific dialogues, focused on contemporary and archival visualisations of the site, as well as engendering photographic practices capable of intervening in West London based representations fo Black life.
Geography (Practice-Related) PhD, produced in collaboration with a kinship collective of young Black adults living in White City, Shepherds Bush West London.