Packing Up Packington was a on site photography and sounds exhibition about the life on Packington Estate. “The Packington” in Islington used to be one of London's most notorious council estates. It was demolished as part of a re-generation project and taken over by a housing association. Most of the residents were rehoused in new flats built on the same land. "Packing Up Packington" documents a unique piece of London's social housing history before its final disappearance. The images and sound give an intimate glimpse into a brilliant multicultural
community and challenges common prejudice about people living in council estates. It’s an exploration of the sense of loss and gain experienced through the move. The work went on display as an audio visual exhibition in and around the empty flats and corridors of Packington Estate just before they were torn down. Life size prints were pasted on the spot the pictures were taken and visitors could walk around the blocks and flats listening to sounds of the estate and recordings of residents sharing their stories of living on the estate.
Take a tour of the exhibition below
The Ever Changing Corner
Packing Up Packington was talked about in the national print media and on BBC news