Discussion: (Un)CommonAndrea Luka Zimmerman
Andrea Luka Zimmerman hosts a drop in event with collaborators on her film Estate, a Reverie; David Roberts, Elam
Forrester and Lorna Forrester.
Free, drop in anytime
This event is part of Spike Island Open 2017.
Born in London, Elam Forrester is a young filmmaker and photographer who has worked on a number of film projects and exhibitions both in the UK and in Central America, focusing on social issues such as housing, London’s vanishing markets, issues affecting young Londoners and Women's Rights in El Salvador.
In 2015 she produced her own film and photographic exhibition called Stories of El Salvador, which included her short films and photographs that she made while volunteering there.
Elam is also a graduate of University of the Arts, London College of Communication.
Lorna was born in Jamaica, and came to Bristol in the late 70s to join her family. After leaving school she moved to London where she's lived ever since and now works in Education. She lived on Haggerston Estate for nearly 20 years until its demolition.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist, cultural activist and filmmaker. She grew up on a large council estate in Munich and left school at 16. After moving to London in 1991, she studied at Central St. Martins. She is a co-founder of the artists' collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine. Her collaborative feature drama Cycle (forthcoming) with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens) was the winner of the Artangel Open Award 2014. Her forthcoming artists feature documentary Erase and Forget (2017, 90min) premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
David Roberts is part of artists’ collective Fugitive Images and of architecture collective Involve, Architectural History and Theory Tutor and Research Ethics Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He uses poetry and performance to explore the relation between people and place. He has exhibited, lectured and published work related to public housing, architecture, critical methodologies and site-specific practice.
His PhD thesis in Architectural Design, ‘Make Public: Performing public housing in regenerating east London’, explored the history and future of two east London housing estates undergoing regeneration: the Haggerston Estate, a 1935–8 London County Council neo-Georgian perimeter block demolished in 2014; and Balfron Tower, a 1965–7 Brutalist high-rise designed by Ernő Goldfinger facing refurbishment and privatisation in 2016.