The Geffrye will be playing host to a brand new exhibition this month, which investigates the home lives of a group of people living in a recent housing development in north London.
Between 2006 and 2009 the old Arsenal football stadium was converted into Highbury Stadium Square, which is a modern housing complex that holds more than 700 flats arranged around the former pitch.
Through the vivid portrayals of photographer Simone Novotny, the lives and stories of the inhabitants of 30 of the newly established homes are brought to life. She exposes the singularity of people that are usually treated as a mass – in the past as supporters and more recently to privileged fans.
From designers to lawyers, students to teachers, engineers to architects, everyone’s lives are different behind similar front doors. Novotny is also a resident in the Highbury Stadium Square and she worked with each of the participants to develop a series of portraits in which they defined how, when and where they wanted to be represented in their homes.
One of people taking part commented: “This is a really interesting project and I’m glad the history of the area and people’s stories are being documented.”
These intimate images aim to not only depict the aesthetics of the homes, but also reflect the thoughts and emotions of those living there. Audio and video will also be provided with the portraits.
This will be taking place at The Geffrye Museum for four months from April 16th, so people have got some time to plan a trip to one of the many luxury hotels in London around a visit.
People will be able to attend the exhibition from as little as £5, while concessions can gain entry for £3 and children under 16 years of age can enter for free.