Can Altay: The Church Street Partners' Gazette Issue Two took the exhibition, The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON and recent developments with the Church Street redevelopment plans, as starting points for its reporting.
Investigation and debate focus on the domestic, the home and its institutionalisation; street life comes out as almost a counter-point to our conceptions of home and our writers reflect with great insight and touching remarks from their first-hand experiences.
The ‘News From The Redevelopment Front’ section, warns us, while bringing updates on the processes taking place in and around Church Street, regarding the local redevelopment plans.
We have also included a new section that combines archival material from local press along with residents’ recollections. The newspaper cuttings from The Marylebone Mercury and The Paddington Times, are telling us that questions and issues around housing have been around for so many years, swinging between excited anticipation and frustration.
From the onset of this project in 2010 with Issue 1 we had the hope that a contingent community might emerge out of the process of making a publication, and with the second issue this community is growing on the pages of the Gazette including those of many ages and standing, neighbours and passers-by alike, who all feel they have something to say, and that it’s worth sharing.
For information about The Church Street Partner's Gazette Issue One, which was produced in 2010, click here.
Designed by Asli Altay.
This project was commissioned as part of Communal Knowledge which is supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The John Lyon's Charitable Trust, City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s Charity, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Showroom Supporters Scheme.