Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate: This Is Where They Live
Ida & Darcey
The project is about Living experiences on the Alexandra& Ainsworth Estate. It was designed in a brutalist style in 1968 by Neave Brown of Camden Council's Architects Department. Estate (commonly known as Rowley Way) have seen their landmark estate depicted on film and TV for years, often incorrectly as a crime ridden hell-hole. Residents decided to make their own film exploring the ideas behind the design of the estate and in the process interviewed neighbours, the architect who designed the estate and others, which is One Below The Queen, Rowley Way Speaks for Itself.
Compared with the documentary ten years ago, I was wondering if there will be different voices from tenants nowadays so I started interviewing residents and recording it by illustrations to tell their stories. A total of 6 residents were interviewed by the project.
Could you please introduce yourself?
What do you think of this community and architecture?
What is it like living on the estate?
Do you think the pandemic has had any impact on this community?