The project explores the Barbican Estate in its entirety from conception to present day. Analysing the formation and layout of the Estate from both a visual and historic point of view, the combination of contemporary and historical imagery and processes creates layers that parallel the Estate’s past and present. Mimicking the tone of a blueprint the cyanotype links the images back to the birth of this brutalist architecture and what it represents. The reconstruction of not only buildings but life post-war, there was belief in these plans for the future. A blueprint for a new era with hope of a better world, one that unfortunately did not materialise in the way these architects had hoped. The Barbican Estate provides an insight into what that life could have been.
Nadia Abatorab-Manikowska • Josh Anderson • Gyongyi Bagyinka • Meheret Beyene • Claudia Cantarini • Dylan Clinton • Anna Cole • Oliver Crown • Daragh Drake • Denise Ebanks • Pedro Fino • Courteney Frisby • Fiona Harnett • Lauren Johnson • Miro Lovejoy Teplitzky • Aisha Northeast • Liva Pastore • Elsa Ruffieux • Malavika Sophie G. Sharma • Misaki Shimizu • Ellen Tasker • Melissa Uss • Roberta Viale • Clara Williams Brinquez •