Old Kent Road is a two mile thoroughfare in South London which runs between Elephant and Castle and New Cross. Part of a road which links Westminster to Europe, the road has a rich history as a route of pilgrimage, a route of exile, and a target of World War II bombing. Despite it’s historical importance, the stretch’s identity has been repeatedly toyed with. A palimpsest of its rich cultural heritage remains.

Over the next 20 years, a government led £10bn regeneration programme has proposed to give the road a “new identity”. This manifestation led me to question what affect urban development has on the individual sense of collective consciousness. The Last Days of Us is an investigation into the obscurities of locational evolution. The work aims to unpick some of the physical and metaphysical ways in which personal, collective and geographical identity can be disturbed.





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