Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley

Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley

legend1The pop up book ‘Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley’ was assembled on the ‘Pop Up Pop Up’  public production line and interactive performance over three days, 18-20 September, at Sugarhouse Studios in Stratford, East London. Through the event, a team of dedicated pop-up apprentices made the first edition of this pop-up book charting an alternative moving history of the area of East London transformed to stage the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Legend: An A-Z of the Lea Valley is a poetic miscellany of the facts and fiction of a changing landscape. With images made using reclaimed demolition material and marshland vegetation each pop-up page is a moving vision of urban change as pylons collapse, tower blocks grow, and bombs drop. This handheld animation of regeneration is local and universal charting and reimagining industrial decline, mutating place names, flora and fauna and local legends. The book is represented by Kaleid Editions who took it straight from production line to the 2014 London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery where it was awarded the Birgit Skiold Award for Excellence.

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