Common Ground is a project exploring how individuals utilise shared public space during COVID 19. From October 2020 to May 2021, Emily Topping has been taking regular trips to The Meadows and Bruntsfield Links, public parkland in the centre of Edinburgh, to engage with the landscape and individuals that occupy the space. These five portraits are of the people that Emily met along the way, who are part of a larger collection of 145 photos, illustrating and identifying community within The Meadows area. In a final homage to Edinburgh itself, the project also acts as a personal goodbye letter to the place that Emily spends almost every day: The Meadows & Bruntsfield Links.
Rosie Anderton • Riccardo Angei • Bade Baran • Josephine Berry • Ellen Blair • Kizzie MacNeill • Julia Mackenzie • Yizhou Aiden Sun • Emily Topping • Alexander Van Der Byl •