A hearty band of walkers undertook five walks in the area following their noses. As we went along we stopped frequently to look at things. Some of these things we already knew and some of these things were new to us. As we went along we tried to talk about who we were, our connections to the area and what we knew about the past, present and future of Church St. It’s safe to say there was a lot of love for the area but there was also a lot of concern expressed for it too!
The contents of Who Comes to Church Street Makes it: A Walking A-Z of the Area come from notes, interviews, sound recordings, photos and official documents. Some of the stuff in the book also come from earlier work we have done in the area since 2011.
Who Comes to Church Street Makes it: A Walking A-Z of the Area was produced using the online archive and publishing tool edgwareroad.org, created by Bombay based media collective CAMP while in residence on the Edgware Road. It is part of the series, Studies on a Road, in which groups who took part in the Edgware Road Project from 2008 – 2016, have shared their studies of the area and reflections on the stakes of the project.
The Possible Studies imprint was developed through the Edgware Road Project. Initiated by Serpentine Galleries in 2008 the Edgware Road Project links local groups and international artists with people living and working in this area. The itinerant project base for the project is the Centre for Possible Studies, home to screenings, events, a publishing imprint and an ongoing project archive. From 2016 the Possible Studies imprint will be housed at Church Street Library on a specially commissioned shelf dedicated to the local area.