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One Below the Queen

Rowley Way Speaks for Itself

Between November 2009 and April 2010 a group of residents living on the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate (often know as Rowley Way) in NW London worked with digital:works to make a documentary film about their estate. The incredible Grade II* listed building features frequently in TV dramas and architecture journals and the intention of the film was to give residents themselves the opportunity to explore the ideas behind the estate and how it works. They met and interviewed the architect Neave Brown to discuss his ideas, hopes and intentions when he designed the estate and also to get a sense of the culture and politics of the time it was designed and built. They also met and interviewed landscape architect Janet Jack and chief engineer Max Fordham. After this they interviewed numerous fellow residents to examine people's actual experience living on the estate.

Funded by
The Big Lottery

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