I am showing some of my Grow Heathrow pictures at a week long exhibition entitled Made Possible by Squatting in Tower Hill. The selected photos are of Grow Heathrow residents who have created their own dwellings through recycled and reused materials, some of those featured in my Grow Heathrow gallery
The emphasis of the exhibition is on the ways that squatting has shaped London, and the personal stories and experiences that arise when people decide to seek shelter, make a home or carry out a project in an otherwise empty or abandoned building.
It’s been a year since the government made squatting in residential buildings a criminal offence, it may be that they will do the same with commercial buildings, which could bring about a big change.
One of the other exhibitors is Alex Casper, who claims that “Squats are a place where art is made, found, destroyed. But squatting is itself a form of artistic activity, injecting life into landscapes which would otherwise be morbid and desolate”.
The exhibition is on until Tuesday 16th September, details here.