10 Brixtonites meet each other for a conversation about home, belonging and what heritage means to Brixton past and present. The 5 conversations reveal different perceptions of place, and the personal and communal connections they have found through living in Brixton. Reflecting through each other, the conversationalists often find common ground even through very different experiences of coming to Brixton.
The film will act as a starting-point for a critical discussion about urban regeneration, rising land values, social displacement, and its social and psychological impacts in Brixton and more widely in London. There will be a panel discussion and drinks reception to follow.
The film forms the basis of a further project ‘Brixton Museum’, a proposed mobile collection of objects representing the fast disappearing places and people of Brixton today, designed by artist Katy Beinart and funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund via Lambeth Council, and the UCL Public Engagement Unit.