With the Olympics and Paralympics approaching, the East London landscape is being reshaped. This Olympic waterscape encompasses the Lea Valley, a system of braided waterways that define the area. Through film and photographs the project depicts how the Olympics and Paralympics transforms the use of these waterways. The film questions what this waterscape means and will mean to the people who care for and live with this changing landscape.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Project Team

Bradley L. Garrett
Michael Anton
Amy Cutler
terri moreau
Alison Hess
Ellie Miles

The team members are students in the Geography Department at Royal Holloway University of London.

The goal of our project was the creation of a 20-minute film that depicts the changes taking place on London’s inland waterways, accompanied by photographs of historic memories of the area, our experience of it in the present, and the future of these waterscapes in light of the 2012 games.

We conducted 10 video interviews (phase 1) that were spliced with footage of a journey around the Olympic stadium on the various waterways that are being utilized, transformed, reappropriated and negotiated (Phase 2), displayed in an exhibition on June 6, 2010 at Royal Holloway University of London in the Windsor Building (Phase 3).