London College of Communication is pleased to present Capital City, an exhibition and series of events that examines the relationship between money and property in London, and its effects on all our lives.
Students from the College’s Media School have collaborated with artists, campaigners and researchers. Work produced looks at the political and economic factors that affect London’s skyline, property market and housing stock.
The work addresses challenging and sometimes controversial topics such as estate regeneration, the influx into the London housing market of money from overseas sources, the effect on our lived environment of monumental glass towers and debates over gentrification. These are issues that have an impact on all of us across London, including here in Elephant & Castle, currently the site of multiple redevelopment projects including a proposed new building for London College of Communication.
We caught up with London College of Communication’s Dean of Media, Steve Cross, to find out more about the exhibition…