Summer School

An English Garden

A three-part poetic study of Cressingham Gardens, an early-1970s social housing estate in South London.


The voices of the people who shape the place are considered, the words of architects, residents and authorities play out to 16mm footage documenting the scheme’s unique characteristics. Though a celebrated project which has forged a strong community, the threat of demolition hangs over the estate, both place and people potentially victims to London’s finance-driven neoliberal progress. By Will Jennings

Architecture Film Summer School, organised by MAXXII in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival / part of Future Architecture, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union