Linear Park: Plot Lines
Lucy Harrison and Matter Architecture
A new grass and wildflower landscape that traces the history of the site and the people who lived there. The pattern of the houses that previously existed is recreated in lines of lavender, and the intervening spaces filled with wild flowers or other plants chosen by local residents, who are invited to become part of a friends’ group to shape the park’s planting and engage with its maintenance in the future.
The history of the site was researched by Lucy Harrison along with the Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society, local residents and other volunteers, and was developed into texts interspersed throughout the landscape on small plaques. The research was collated into a map which can be seen here: http://www.matterarchitecture.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Online-Map-v2-01052018-10-plots.pdf
Friends of Linear Park Meeting
Lucy Harrison is an artist working on projects exploring the connections between people, places and their histories. She often works collaboratively and her projects include events, installations, films and books. Her project exploring the Warner Estate, in collaboration with Katherine Green, won the Waltham Forest Love Your Borough award in 2017.
Roland Karthaus is an architect and director of Matter Architecture, a new practice, but with a great breadth of experience. Roland, who is a member of the RIBA Planning Advisory Group , teaches and researches part-time at the University of East London.