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.


  • A lesson plan, based on the project, is being distributed to 300 secondary schools across the UK.

  • Film screening at Portavilion 2011: The Floating Cinema designed by Studio Weave and Somewhere, funded by the Arts Council England, and commissioned by The Olympic Delivery Authority as part of the Create 11 summer festival, 28 July 2011 (Old Ford Locks, Hackney Wick) and 14 July 2011 (Wood Wharf, Canary Wharf).

  • Film screening at The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, 24-28 May 2011, Eugene, Oregon.

  • Landscape Photography Exhibit, Cultural Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA, photograph by Terri Moreau, 12-16 April 2011.

  • Film screening at Science Open Day: The Science of Speed at Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK, 26 March 2011.

  • Film screening and roundtable on Collaborative Film-making as a Research Method in Geography at Landscape Surgery hosted by the Social and Cultural Research Group at Royal Holloway, University of London, 9 November 2010.

  • Photo competition finalist, East London’s River Rescue Project, Thames21, Miller’s House CafĂ© Exhibition 13 October 2010, photo by Terri Moreau.    Exhibition from 13 September 2010 to 31 October 2010.

  • Sidney Cooper Gallery, Creative Campus Initiative, The Improbable Curve Exhibit, 27 July 2010.

  • Alan Baxter Gallery, London Festival of Architecture, Transparency and the City: Public Spaces or Forgotten Places Exhibit, 21 June - 2 July 2010.