The Gardens of Wood Street
On Your Terms, seeks to create a language-based mural and lighting design, within the underpass at Wood Street Station, creating an attractive gateway into the borough.
Following in the tradition of mural-making in London, the new design will be shaped by residents, and feature local narratives and language as a representation of Walthamstow’s community and character.
This process will include community interviews and public drawing events to create a glossary, recording phrases and informal descriptions of the local area as well as oral histories. This body of research will be interpreted to create a digitally produced illustration that is print transferred onto a series of custom shaped enamel panels to be installed beneath the bridge.
Eleanor Hill is a London-based designer who makes community-centred artworks and spaces. Whilst working broadly within architectural design her work aims to reveal and celebrate contemporary and historical experience of place. Informed by hyper-local research and engagement her work aims to enable people’s voices and promote local character.
Based in North London, Eleanor recently graduated from the Royal College of Art and previously the University of Sheffield, obtaining multiple awards.