Reconstruction (2018-2020)

Documenting change in the South Kilburn Estate, London NW6

RECONSTRUCTION combines photography, video, poetry, dance, & music to document the change taking place in the South Kilburn Estate during regeneration. The project is designed to provide a platform for the local community to express their experiences through art workshops and performance. The finale will be part of Brent LBoC 2020.

Amelia Lancaster
Photographer & Creative Director

The project takes its lead from the local photographer Amelia Lancaster who has been documenting the estate since 2014 and from 2017 artist in residence for Brent Council documenting the regeneration. Amelia’s work focuses on the urban landscape and in particular housing estates and brutalist architecture.

Amelia originally studied architecture and set design before becoming an artist and photographer. Amelia won a national set design competition to work at the BBC and has exhibited in The Courthauld East Wing, Old Saatchi, Proud and Velorose Galleries. Her work has also been published in ICON Magazine, The Times and The Architects Journal.

Joining Amelia is a team of artists living and working in the estate.

Michael Speechley
Visual Artist & Producer

See the About on this site.

Fubu Nation
Rhys Dennis and Waddah Sinada
Choreography and Dance

FUBU is a London based collective founded in 2017 by Rhys Dennis and Waddah Sinada with the vision of adding to the black culture by creating more visibility and representation for dancers of colour in contemporary dance. Their objective is to build more diversity in the audiences that come to theatres and other dance platforms.

Dwight Okeke
Poet & Archivist

My name is Dwight Okeke, stage name Just-Ori. I am a poet, musician, facilitator and visual artist from South Kilburn, Northwest London. I have been writing since my days in Kilburn Park primary school English classes. I have always loved poetry and creative writing. This love took me all the way up to becoming a Barbican Young Poet and sharing my poetry at the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, amongst other wonderful places. As well as being a writer, I have a degree in computer animation and do freelance work in that field.

My love for writing and animation was both founded and cultivated in childhood, by teachers. Which is why I am passionate about teaching and exposing people, especially children, to the arts I am well versed in - if it wasn’t for the same being done for me, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. Being able to pass on my passion and inspire others is a very beautiful thing, and should be a duty for all of humanity.

Samantha Brown
Community Engagement

Sam owns and runs a small business based at the Granville. Founded in 2013, Swissybuns is an award winning bespoke cake design company. Samantha is passionate about creating edible artistic cakes. Sam has lived on the estate for 30 years, moving into the area when she was 17 years of age. Sam has lived in 5 different blocks in the estate and now is a proud occupier of one the the new flats on Albert Road. Sam’s roll on the team is to help with community engagement and to seek out the hidden talent in the estate.

Grant funded: London Borough of Brent nCIL (Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy)

Reconstruction (2018-2020)

Reconstruction, South Kilburn, London NW6