Haunting and intimate domestic scenes go on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood in a series of photographic works, a community visual arts project and a large-scale sculptural model of a tower block by artist Tom Hunter, artist James Mackinnon and photographer Mike Seabourne. Searching For Ghosts presents a glimpse into social housing in east London. From the demolished tower block on the Holly Street Estate and regeneration of Woodberry Down Estate in Hackney, to the imposing red brick of the first municipal housing estate; Boundary Estate in Tower Hamlets built in 1898. Working with local residents and the Museum, Hunter has undertaken an exploration of home in East London. The Searching for Ghosts project has brought together children who live on the Boundary estate today with local residents who have lived in the area for up to 95 years in an intergenerational project to share stories.
© Tom Hunter
V&A Museum of Childhood – Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, United Kingdom