Key Work: Tom Keene on “Database (e)State”
31 October 2022
Database (e)State is a practice-based research project prompted by Lambeth Council’s proposed demolition of Cressingham Gardens Estate (CGE) in South London. The project explores how ‘housing databases’ are complicit in the demolition of residential social housing estates in the UK. It aims to elucidate how databases produce some of the bureaucracies and politics that emerge within residential regeneration schemes. And shows the social and technical entanglements of databases, government, activists, and residents facing demolition of their homes.