Power Walk at the Serpentine Gallery: ASH Press Release

‘I think it is important to distinguish between the traditional notion of patronage and the public relations manoeuvres parading as patronage today. What we have here is a real exchange of capital: financial capital on the part of the sponsors and symbolic capital on the part of the sponsored. Most business people are quite open about … Continue reading Power Walk at the Serpentine Gallery: ASH Press Release

The Costs of Estate Regeneration: A Film for Everyone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXzM56YIVW0&fbclid=IwAR0nhaN8IfvxEF6kUE_iupahjx24oefNO8gtKIRJdIAntxs_talg8HxWKHc The report on which this film is based can be read in the pdf titled The Costs of Estate Regeneration. I first gave this presentation at a conference held by the Socialist Workers Alliance back in June; then again at a meeting of the Revolutionary Communist Group in July at the launch of their pamphlet Whose … Continue reading The Costs of Estate Regeneration: A Film for Everyone

ASH Films: News Reports, Interviews, Presentations, Counter Propaganda, Documentaries, 2015-2018

News Reports and Interviews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e77yhNBAJZ4 Housing Hell (January 2016). RT UK News, 4:25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN72pO5EZuk Sink Estates (January 2016). Channel 4 News, 3:21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gezSJB-BB2o UK Housing Crisis and Regeneration (April 2016). Windows on the World, 1:19:36. ‘Great guests, excellent discussion. It’s shocking what’s happening to this country. I wish people wouldn’t just see it in party … Continue reading ASH Films: News Reports, Interviews, Presentations, Counter Propaganda, Documentaries, 2015-2018

Mapping London’s Estate Regeneration Programme

1. The List As I turned to camera and explained why I had just pursued first Sadiq Khan and then Jeremy Corbyn in opposite directions down the same Islington street, asking them questions they both resolutely refused to answer about their support for the estate regeneration programme being implemented by London’s Labour councils, a Labour … Continue reading Mapping London’s Estate Regeneration Programme

ASH Retrospective at the ICA

From the 14-20 August ASH had a residency in the Upper Galleries of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. During the week we hosted several talks on aspects of London’s housing ‘crisis’, including a presentation by Co-ops for London, a workshop by Achilles Fanzine, and an ASH meeting on the terms of reference in the … Continue reading ASH Retrospective at the ICA

In formation: ASH Residency at the ICA

In 1960 the Fourth Conference of the Situationist International was held in London’s East End. This was the SI's only visit to the land of Les Rosbif, and while here they were invited to speak at the Institute of Contemporary Arts at its old site in Dover Street. After their presentation – which largely consisted of … Continue reading In formation: ASH Residency at the ICA