A Sense of Place: Living in the East End Screening and discussion, Whitechapel Art Gallery
Organised by St. Pierre & Miquelon as part
of the East London Film Festival 2008.
A Sense of Place presented a discussion and screening of short films exploring the significance of place in the formation of identity in the East End of London. The screening focused on responses to present living conditions, the history of social housing and the rapid commercial development. This aimed to explore the extent to which urban design determines how residents perceive and relate to their environment. It also raised questions about what we can learn from failed housing structures and how those lessons can inspire new urban strategies that meet the need of local inhabitants to identify with their homes on a personal and collective level. www.eastendfilmfestival.com