Reimagining Goldfinger Introduction

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Exploring the vision behind Trellick Tower’s iconic estate

Goldfinger’s vision, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, has come to symbolise Brutalism. Commissioned by London County Council, the estate replaced the sub-standard late 19th century housing and embodies the best ideas at the time for low cost housing. The project’s aim is to look at the impact of the architecture on the social lives of the community who have lived there.

Reimagining Goldfinger builds on SPID’s award winning Trellick Tales, which featured on the BBC, was pick of the week in Time Out and won a Clore Prize. The young researchers will work with
support from the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 20th Century Society and Haworth Tomkins Architects. They will record interviews with older residents and use the information gathered to dramatise the estate’s history.

The project will follow the estates’ journey from its completion in 1972 through to the present day. It will begin with young people creating a documentary film about the estate’s history which is shot on location.


Calling all budding film makers, performers and curators for…
Reimagining Goldfinger
the sequel to Trellick Tales, as seen on TV  !
Work with specialists to explore the history of Goldfinger’s iconic estate
Make a film, performance and exhibition, get expenses and get qualified!
FREE Saturday and holiday workshops for 13-25 year olds
Sessions start with film making from July 28th in W10

Sign up here

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