This project took place at Dumbiedykes,
a council estate in the centre of Edinburgh. I was one of four artists
working here as part of a residency-style project.
Following conversations with residents, I decided to focus on a
single issue which was affecting the estate. Stock transfer was
being promoted by the council as the only available route to regeneration,
and became the focus for my project.
To investigate the issue, I created 'The Dumby Record'
and went door-to-door in the open guise of a reporter. The interviews
were published on a website, and a 50-foot 'LUXURY APPARTMENTS'
banner flew from the estate to mark the launch of the website and
announce an 'Open Design Competition' for the estate.
I worked closely with local resident Andrew Wishart on the banner-action
and the concept for the design competition.
Press cutting, Herald
and Post, 22 August 2002