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Let By 2017

Let By is a community reclamation empowerment project. Re-appropriating the format of the estate agent sign. Let By creates a temporary public art gallery informed by and showcasing Stoke’s­ community.

This project is designed to reference the domination of property markets on the aesthetics and characters of our towns and cities, and to open a door to Stoke’s homes ‘Let By’ and celebrate the people who inhabit them.

I spent two months working with local photographer Tim Diggles meeting Stoke residents, hearing their stories and taking their portraits. I invited Caitlin Sheppard to carry out interviews with me and to record these narratives. I then created 40 images using the portraits and quotes from the interviews to make our own Let By signs and mounted them on private and public houses throughout the city.