Archive for September, 2012

The Pioneer Health Centre

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Home of the ‘Peckham Experiment’, built by engineer Sir Owen Williams in 1935

Yesterday I went on a tour of the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham as part of Open House weekend. It’s only a 5 minute walk from where I live and the building has always intrigued me. It’s been made into private flats now but the building has a very interesting past. Set up in 1935 by Drs Scott Williamson and Innes Pearse as an experiment to improve public health through preventative medicine, education and community care, it was opened in 1936 to the public who could pay 1 Shilling a week to become a member and use facilities such as a kindergarten, cafeteria, pool, gymnasium, theatre, and take part in physical excercise classes and other workshops. The project finished in the 1950s with the introduction of the NHS.





You can watch a film about the centre here

HOW IT LOOKS NOW…

Exterior
Pool (not original)

Viewing area (would have been used by doctors to observe the pool area)
A fireplace!

Jeff Keen

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Rayday, 1968 – 1976

Last night I went to see a live performance of Jeff Keen’s films at the Tate Modern Tanks. I particularly enjoyed the large cylindrical screen that you could sit inside of and see multiple films playing at once. Good stuff.

 

sevenovertwelve

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

You may or may not know that sometimes I like to dj under the name sevenovertwelve with my buddy Amy Alsop. We’ve just made a facebook group and it’s really quite interesting if you’re a fan of the smaller record. Check it out here!

TUMBLR OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

My Mixed Up tumblr made ‘Tumblr Of The Week’ on Dazed Digital. Yay!

Disposable Gold

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Julia Knows

Some photos (mainly in Peckham and New Cross) I took for a disposable camera project that formed part of the visuals for the ISYS x NTS Paved With Gold event at the Tate Modern last Friday.

Together

Curious

Stacked

Hairstyles

Birds

Crabs

Peckham Multistorey

Bus Stop Stripped

Big Ben