I’ve just recently finished editing my first audio piece. The recordings are from a bus tour of East London in the summer of 2011, organized by Andrew Harris and guided by artist Laura Oldfield Ford and architectural writer Douglas Murphy. If you listen closely you can also hear the voices of some of my intellectual role models, Peter Marcuse and the wunderkind Owen Hatherley. The itinerary focused on the history of redevelopment in various boroughs of the East End, particularly relating to critiques of current Olympic regeneration schemes. Interspersed with the guided tour are recordings of the various sites visited. Organized by Creative City Limits and the UCL Urban Laboratory, with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Thanks to Maria Agiomyrgiannaki for the help recording.
On a related note, I wasn’t familiar with Laura’s zine and book, Savage Messiah before the tour, but I really want to check it out. It seems to be a great mix of criticism, punk ethic and some really great illustrations.
Here’s the piece, it’s best with headphones.