Village People’ was a novel Futurecity project which depicted the residents of Stockwell Park and Robsart Village, capturing genuine characters in the neighbourhood - the people of the Estates as life size temporary hoardings.
Illustrator Thomas Dowse grasped the essence of neighbourhood and its people through an artistic interpretation of the real residents that one is likely to meet when visiting the area. Dowse’s work captured human emotion through his sensitive and honest approach by depicting current society in real environments. Sound artist Ben Cummins then gave voice to these characters bringing together colourful extracts of vivacious interviews with the residents - creating a ‘spoken-word’ museum of stories and memories which can be accessed online.
The Village People project ensures that the residents recognise themselves as an integral part of a new, vibrant and positive change for the area. The project demonstrates interest and ability in preserving and valuing the viewpoints of the community and stakeholders in order to create an enjoyable and imaginative environment both in the physical and digital realm through the injection of temporary art.
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