Overhaul w/ Natasha Caruana, Rhiannon Adam & Laura Pannack
Peckham 24 - Contemporary Photography Festival
Friday 18 May - Sunday 20 May 2018
Safehouse 1, 139 Copeland Road, London, SE15 3SN
Overhaul brings together artists Natasha Caruana, Rhiannon Adam, and Laura Pannack to transform a derelict terraced house in Peckham. The exhibition explores the collision of collaboration, science, and research led enquiries drawing from The Peckham Experiment (1926-1950). This revolutionary initiative was led by doctors Innes Pearse and George Scott Williamson to study rising concerns over health and well-being, and to further preventative healthcare amongst the working classes. Peckham was selected due to having relatively few social problems. The initiative worked with 950 local families living within one mile of the experiment’s base, the glass-walled Pioneer Health Centre, St Mary’s Road, Peckham. The building still stands today, though it has been converted to residential flats.
The show is part of Peckham 24.