‘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 White City’s former imperial and colonial site, the Great White City Exhibition grounds (1908) as well as the site’s more recent histories as a London County Council developed inter-war estate. The second is a form of collaborative photographic research taken up with the kinship collective as well as their social peers. Depictions of young Black adult’s 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 White City. This body of work also engenders photographic practices capable of intervening in representations of White City, as well as West London based representations of 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.The archival records that appear throughout this montage have been recovered via archival research taken up at the Hammersmith and Fulham Local Studies and Archives centre (HFLSAC).