When The East Ends
"When the East ends" revisits the Lea Valley by exploring new and established communities it portraits how the Olympic legacy has affected the Marshland. River Lea was a key source for London economy. Originating in Luton, also known as Lea Town, it ends into the Thames getting through the backyard of the Londoner working class: the East End. Its valley creates a long chain of marshy grounds, which were used for minerals extractions, reservoirs, as well as industrial areas along its lower length. The Lower Lea Valley has been object of a massive redevelopment throughout the years by the requalification plan called "London Plan". The East End has therefore radically changed: its landscape and the settled social makeup are rapidly disappearing.
Andrea Baldo • Maryam Khastoo • Kevin Percival • Alecsandra Raluca Dragoi • Kiki Streitberger • Alena Vasilyeva •