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

Special Thanks go to Andrew Wishart, The Holyrood ITCC centre, Geetam, Fiona, and the many residents I spoke to. Thanks also to Rebecca Marr and all the staff at the Collective Gallery, Hae Seung Chung, Stephen Shrynka and the glas collective.

Scheming coordinated by the Collective Gallery, Edinburgh 2002
glaspaper 04 I Hotpics, North Edinburgh Arts Centre, 2002 I Glasgow Art Fair 2002

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