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

Community Day

Saturday 2nd March, 2-4pm

Linear Park, Grove Green Road E11
In the middle of the park

On Saturday 2nd March we will be marking out lines for the lavender to be planted and would like local residents to come and join us!

- Come and meet the team, get involved with the project and help mark out planting locations

- Make a lavender bag and take part in other activities- take home a lavender memento

- Refreshments provided - including lavender tea!

No need to book - just turn up.

To find out more about the project please contact Lucy: linearparkplotlines@gmail.com / 07537 180033

 

 

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.