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The Wallpaper Wall: Inside | Outside

The Wallpaper Wall: Inside | Outside

Philippa Brock, Jo Pierce


Studio Houndstooth collaborators Philippa Brock and Jo Pierce documented wallpapers from two late 1960’s neighbouring blocks of London flats that were being vacated. Through this process, Studio Houndstooth are compiling a significant archive of how people decorated their homes in London. This wallpaper ‘archaelogy’ documents both how the wall decorations were left when the residents moved out, and also at times the layered evidence of previous owners. These layers reveal not only historical wallpapers from as early as the 1940s but how design has evolved from that decade up to 2016, when the final flats were vacated. This archive is currently being used by the Estate Board Residents for collaborative workshops with Studio Houndstooth, leading to resulting in ‘wallpaper’ designs for hoardings.

The designs for Wallpaper Wall: Inside | Outside will surround one of the blocks while it is being developed, as well as providing wayfinding.


More information: http://www.thehoundstoothproject.com/research-studio/


Philippa Brock, Jo Pierce

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