The View From Outside is a feature I submitted to the Journal of the London Society about my daily commute in and out of London. My move to Newbury two years ago was a financial choice as the cost of living in London made saving impossible. In the piece I tried to shed light on the risk this poses for long-term health of the city and its communities, as it becomes an increasingly popular sanctuary for foreign capital. As my first experience of submitting work to a publication, I learnt a huge amount from the process.
To add to this unfamiliarity, I made a film as a side project to the main piece. This was all done on my iPhone using iMovie and GarageBand while commuting to and from London. See the results below:
Journal 470 was edited by David Michon and is a conversation about the future planning of London, presented from multiple perspectives. A photo-essay from Mr Whisper highlights the honest everyday moments of London, serving to show the city at its most photogenic. Interviews and essays by prominent town planners and architects from across the world share their strategies for enlivening urban communities. The detailed book review section is balanced by discussions about the future for London's current development hubs. Thank you to David and the editorial team, it was a privilege to contribute.
Currently lead by Peter Murray, the reinvigoration of the London Society was clear to see at this years Banister Fletcher Lecture by Sir Terry Farrell. A packed venue saw one of the great minds of this era share what he has learnt over a long and successful career. Full writeup to follow soon. The Society is always looking to expand its membership and the events and community on offer are well worth the modest membership fees.
Title Image Credit: The London Society