Visions for Wooddene
15th Dec 2008 - 1st Feb 2009
James Winnett’s work has been created, site specifically for the M2 gallery, responding to the space of the architect’s practice and its location within Peckham. Following an investigation into the history of the area and the forces behind its shifting social and physical identity, Winnett has focused on the recently demolished Wooddene Estate. Today this expansive site lies flat and graded, awaiting the results of a council evaluation report. Operating within this context by imagining fantastical future visions for the Wooddene site, Winnett’s collaged proposals deliberately avoid the usual considerations of housing numbers, planning obligations and community facilities. Unrealistic, idyllic and consciously out of place, they inhabit both a real and fictional space where issues of nostalgia, the environment and the role of the architect’s impression can be explored.