Linear Park: Plot Lines

Lucy Harrison and Matter Architecture

Linear Park, Grove Green ward

The concept is for a new piece of grass and wildflower landscape that traces the history of the site and the people who lived there. The pattern of the houses that previously existed will be recreated in lines of lavender, and the intervening spaces filled with wild flowers or other plants chosen by local residents, who are invited to become part of a friends’ group to shape the park’s planting and engage with its maintenance in the future.

The history of the site is being researched by Lucy along with the Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society, local residents and other volunteers, and this will be developed into texts to be interpreted in the landscape on small plaques. The research so far is being collated into a map here: http://www.matterarchitecture.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Online-Map-v2-01052018-10-plots.pdf

Friends of Linear Park Meeting

Saturday 23rd March, 10.30am -12.00pm

Lighthouse Room, Leyton Library
High Road, Leyton, E10 5QH

 

A meeting of the newly established Friends of Linear Park group will be taking place on 23rd March 2019. All welcome.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of Linear Park group please email linearparkplotlines@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Profile

Lucy Harrison is an artist working on projects exploring the connections between people, places and their histories. She often works collaboratively and her projects include events, installations, films and books.  Her project exploring the Warner Estate, in collaboration with Katherine Green, won the Waltham Forest Love Your Borough award in 2017.

Roland Karthaus is an architect and director of Matter Architecture, a new practice, but with a great breadth of experience.  Roland, who is a member of the RIBA Planning Advisory Group , teaches and researches part-time at the University of East London.