To help to get our website off to a lively start we commissioned Judit Ferencz, a graphic artist and PhD student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, to illustrate some peopled outdoor places in Whitechapel - Altab Ali Park, the market on Whitechapel Road, and the playground at the centre of Whitechapel's Peabody Estate. Judit has given us five beautifully observed images, all to be found in place on our map, and gathered together here. We are pleased in addition to tell our readers that Judit is the recipient of this year’s RIBA LKE Ozolin Award:
It’s an exciting day for us at the Survey of London and CASA, as we’re proud to have officially launched the Histories of Whitechapel website. As well as providing a new interactive map for exploring the Survey’s ongoing research into Whitechapel, we’re inviting people to submit their own memories, research, photographs, and videos of the area to help us uncover Whitechapel’s long and rich history.
The site has been developed at The Bartlett between the Survey of London and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). You can download the full press release here.
This is a new venture for the Survey of London and CASA, and we’re looking forward to watching the site grow with contributions from the public. To start exploring Whitechapel’s history or to contribute your own knowledge of the area, visit the map at https://surveyoflondon.org/map/.
Artist Judit Ferencz has been commissioned to produce a series of drawings around Whitechapel. In her charismatic style, she has evoked place and inhabitation, visually exploring aspects of Whitechapel in a new way. We'll post some of the drawings here very soon