DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE
Cinematic Geographies of Battersea is a research project being conducted by the Universities of Cambridge and Liverpool and the Survey of London at English Heritage. Starting with the research done on Battersea's streets and buildings over the past four years by the Survey of London, it will add film (both old cine film and video), photographs, prints, drawings and maps to build up a rich portrait of Battersea over time. This will be made available on a website and as a smartphone app that works rather like a SatNav so you can both access what we have gathered when you are out and about in Battersea, and add to it yourself to create an interactive living history. We are especially looking for film that shows recognizable streets and buildings in Battersea, if only in the background, rather than family occasions in back gardens, etc. Maybe you were at the Festival of Britain in Battersea Park in 1951? Or at the Battersea funfair in the same place in the 1960s and 1970s? Or at Clapham Junction during last year's riots? We would love to see what you have. We hope to have an interim film show at a location in Batter-sea later in the year, but in the meantime please visit the website for more information,
or give us a call on 07980 807871.
The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of UK.