Home

The Becontree Collection

THE BECONTREE COLLECTION is both an artwork and a living archive of and for Becontree, recording, responding and collecting over 2021 as a slice of both time and place. It is not conclusive. It will not tell the complete history of Becontree in 2021. It will be visually rich and takes its starting point from the gaps held in formal historical archives, where trends in collecting and archiving changed in the post municipal era leaving large gaps of social history, documentation and local trends from the 1970’s onwards. This will fill up over the year, with gaps – as opportunities – being filled from engagement processes between Verity-Jane Keefe and residents and stakeholders of the estate. Watch this space, keep coming back and explore. Lose yourself in the boxes, make connections, click, look, read and listen through or use the navigation menu via the + button to the right.

THE BECONTREE COLLECTION & Living Together were conceived in response to former Alderman Cllr Fred Jones’ extensive archive of political and personal histories from his council house on Parsloes Avenue.

THE BECONTREE COLLECTION is both an artwork and a living archive of and for Becontree, recording, responding and collecting over 2021 as a slice of both time and place. It is not conclusive. It will not tell the complete history of Becontree in 2021. It will be visually rich and takes its starting point from the gaps held in formal historical archives, where trends in collecting and archiving changed in the post municipal era leaving large gaps of social history, documentation and local trends from the 1970’s onwards. This will fill up over the year, with gaps – as opportunities – being filled from engagement processes between Verity-Jane Keefe and residents and stakeholders of the estate. Watch this space, keep coming back and explore. Lose yourself in the boxes, make connections, click, look, read and listen through or use the navigation menu via the + button to the right.

THE BECONTREE COLLECTION & Living Together were conceived in response to former Alderman Cllr Fred Jones’ extensive archive of political and personal histories from his council house on Parsloes Avenue.