‘The state or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration.’
The images shown here were made in collaboration with the collective Human Endeavour. Each of the four photographers involved selected several UK cities in which to photograph. The series is a work in progress and has received Arts Council funding. For further information visit:
The work is a study of key areas across Britain’s 20th century social housing stock that has slowly fallen into decline and is now due for regeneration. By investigating these outmoded and marginalised spaces we seek to explore ideas of displacement and a collapse of a sense of community or sense of place.
As an examination of urban architecture, the project explores an interest in the values and beliefs that inform the built environment. It poses questions about the future of modern living and the impact that these spaces have, not only on the residents that inhabit them, but also on society as a whole.
Many of the photographs show rows of boarded up houses, ‘ruins’ that represent the collapse of social ideologies. Here history is suspended, awaiting the next phase of modern architectural ideals to take shape.View Gallery