Residency @ House of Annetta

July 30th, 2022: My first post is up on Substack, and can be read by clicking the link below. Keep scrolling for more on House of Annetta and this residency.

Trespassing Time with Friends: Growth, Land, Harvest, and the Darkroom of the Self

House of Annetta is a social centre in Spitalfields for land reform and spatial justice. They are running an experimental 2022 summer residency programme for hyper-local writers and artists to develop their practice, that aims to increase connections and shared knowledges between those working in their general areas and across other residents, users, and projects within the space.

As a writer and researcher my areas are: public libraries; shared public spaces; healing spaces; gardening; city farms; the body, how it navigates, and where it belongs; belonging and loneliness; walking for recovery, as resistance, and as land reclamation; map-hacking/countermapping; and psychogeography. As a worker my areas are: community outreach and engagement via intergenerational creative writing, and wellbeing projects on local city farmland.

While here I’ll be focussing on themes of edgelands, uninhabitable spaces, shared spaces, walking, map-hacking, psychogeography, which bodies belong where, land reclamation, and underrepresented stories. My current Substack publication, The Edgelands, explores many of these themes already. This page will be updated in August with all work produced during my residency. Click below for my Edgelands archive, or for the HoA website.