Grow Heathrow was founded on 1st March 2010 as a protest against a third runway at Heathrow Airport that would have destroyed the local area. Activists and residents have since returned this abandoned piece of land to its historic function as a market garden and in turn revived the blighted community. These photographs lead the viewer not only to a physical environment of radical community action but also to a place of romantic ideas. In something between a home and a wilderness; dwellings are built, food is grown and eaten and relationships are formed. The documentation of this initiative puts possible human futures into public view so that they may function as a tool for social and political critique.
Isabella May Cantù • Cesare De Giglio • Nina Joanna Dmyterko • Emile Ebrahim Kelly • Claire Lawrie • Chloe Rafferty • Katie Snooks • Jessica Sumerling • Ash Tailor •