easyLuton on show

Emmeline Quigley’s project easyLuton, an exploration of popular history and a stunningly imaginative intervention in Luton’s 1970s Arndale Centre produced during her first year at the RCA with ADS2, has gone on show at Luton Central Library.



LCC housing in the Metropolitan Green Belt


Writing about the creation of the Metropolitan Green Belt, Nick Barratt in Greater London: The Story of the Suburbs writes of how, in the very early days of the belt’s existence, the London County Council itself build substantial areas of new housing within its limits, at Debden in Essex and Oxhey in Hertfordshire.

Interestingly, Debden was the area to which interviewee’s of Willmott and Young’s influential Family and Kinship in East London were moved. Here’s a website on Debden’s history, and another on Oxhey, shown in aerial view above.