Clifton Mansion Eviction

Clifton Mansion has been a community of squatters in the heart of Brixton since more than one can remember. The 22 flats welcomed, through the last decades, a lot of different artists, travellers and character of what Brixton is made of…. On the 12th of July 2011, Clifton Mansion was to be evicted. I lived there for a year so It felt quite personal and I had to do something about it, In my own way. I wanted to collect memories people had of the place, squatting in general and also the feeling towards Brixton as a fast developing area. On The week-end of the 25th of June I interviewed and took photos of my friends and other people I knew. In total 9 out of 22 different flats took part in the project  These series of photographs are set to highlight the cultural and social diversity of this squatting community. This project is an homage to Clifton Mansion and It’s inhabitants.

 

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