London_Rome: Work in Process

Witherford Watson Mann
London Edges
16 November - 4 December 2009

In London's expanse, edge conditions form contested spaces: between global capital and migrant labour at the edge of the city, between regional infrastructure, local leisure and wild landscape around the River Lea. This exhibition shows Witherford Watson Mann's response at both urban and architectural scales to these highly particular conditions, in the Bankside Urban Forest and the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and housing and landscape projects in the Lea Valley. Through representations of these projects and their situations, the practice aims to reveal an unfamiliar topography of London, and to reflect on the resilience of the public realm in the fractured economic and built landscape of our metropolis. 

This is the final exhibition by a London practice in the London_Rome: Work in Process programme at the British School at Rome. It launches with a lecture by Witherford Watson Mann at the British School at Rome on 16 November.

Photo: David Grandorge