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FUTURE SCREENINGS OF ESTATE
Estate, a Reverie at Cabaret Insolite @SidMotion Gallery, November 2nd, 2017, 7pm, FREE, here:

Estate, a Reverie at Oundle Cinema, 18th October, 2017, 7.45pm

Estate, a Reverie at Architects for Peace, Newzealand, October 6th, 2017

Estate, a Reverie at Cafe Oto, October 6th, 2017, 7.30 pm, see

Estate, a Reverie at Deptford Cinema, as part of 'Gentrification and Housing II' day, q and a with Gillian McIver, September 30th, 2017, 12-10pm. see here

PAST SCREENINGS OF ESTATE

Estate, a Reverie at Dukes, Brighton, 16th September 2017, 13.00, here:

Estate, a Reverie, 27th August, 2017, 2 - 6 pm, Osmosis, Taipei, here: here:

Estate, a Reverie at V3, part of A Rock and a Hard Place, August 1st, 7pm, here:

Estate, a Reverie, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, July 15th, 2017, see here

Estate, a Reverie, FREE screening at Thinking cinema - Lewisham, 6th July 2017 + q and a with David Roberts

Estate, a Reverie, London Review Bookshop cinema, 28th June 2017, + q and a

Estate, a Reverie and more at SPIKE ISLAND - April 8th - June 18th, 2017. See here

Estate, a Reverie at Somerset House, 4pm. FREE screening + q and a, 21st January, 2017

Estate, a Reverie at The People’s History Museum and The Institute of Urban Dreaming (IUD), 12 January 2017. Visit: Visit:

Estate, a Reverie, discussed by David Roberts in Art Practices & the Housing Crisis organised by The Institute of Urban Dreaming at Manchester People's History Museum, M3 3ER. A conference examining how contemporary art practices engage with the current housing crisis, November 18th, 2016. Visit: here

Estate, a Reverie, at Tyneside Cinema, November 15th, 2016 + Q and A with Andrea Luka Zimmeran. Visit: here

Estate, a Reverie, at Arquiteturas Film Festival, October 11th, 2016. Visit: here

Estate, a Reverie, at CINETEKTON! Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura 28th September 2016. Visit: here

Estate, a Reverie, 'Movies in Wonderland' at ARCHITEKTURZENTRUM WIEN, August 17th + skype q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Visit: here

Estate, a Reverie, at DIY space, July 27th 2016, introduced by Gillian McIver.

Estate, a Reverie, at Alexander Building, University of Exeter, EX4 4LA, Friday July 22nd 2016, followed by a discussion between Fugitive Images’ David Roberts and the University of Exeter’s Katie Beswick, who is currently researching estate arts practices. Samuel House, the final block in Hackney's Haggerston estate was demolished in autumn 2014, exemplar of a nationwide, even international, shift in the character and fabric of the inner cities. Visit: here.

Estate, a Reverie, Newcastle upon Tyne at PROTOHOME, which is a self-build housing project created by members of Crisis, the national charity for single homelessness. With David Roberts. Thursday 7th July, 7pm (83 mins) (free) isit: here.

Estate, a Reverie, ICA cinema, + Andrea Luka Zimmerman, David Roberts, in conversation with Owen Jones, 28th June, 6.20pm Visit: here.

Estate, a Reverie, save Cressingam Gardens fundraiser screening, June 17th, 2016, at The Rotunda + panel debate and discussion with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, David Roberts, 7.30pm.

Estate, a Reverie, June 10th, Whitsable Biennial 7.30pm + q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman Visit: here.

Estate, a Reverie The Aesthetica Art Prize, screening + talk with Maggie Ellis and Andrea Luka Zimmerman 18.00, 26th May, 2016

Estate, a Reverie, Fair Cinema, Amsterdam, May 19th, 2016 Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, Women on Docs, 68-80 Hanbury St, E1 5JL London, Apr 25 2016 19:30 + q and A with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Elam Forrester, Dawn Foster. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie,+ David Roberts (The Bartlett, UCL; Fugitive Images; Involve), Dr Katie Beswick (Drama, University of Exeter), Dr Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London) and Elam Forrester (Filmmaker and photographer, former resident of the Haggerston Estate)., City Centre, Film and Drama Studio, Arts 2 Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, 18:00 Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie,+ Simon Elmer and Geraldine Dening from Architects for Social Housing, Carly-Jayne Hutchinson from Focus E15 Campaign and architect Kate Macintosh, who will each outline their ongoing engagement with housing, architecture, art and activism in London. The discussion is chaired by Shumi Bose, architectural teacher, editor and co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennial at Tate Modern, April 13th, 6.30-9pm. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, in "A balancing act of international artist films" at COCA - Center of Contemporary Art, New Zealand, March 1st, 6pm. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, at Rote Fabrik, Zuerich, CH, February, 2016. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, Brighton, Living Rent campaign and Loveactivists screening, Hannover pub, 242 Queenspark Road, 28.1.16, 7.15pm.

Estate, a Reverie, Haringey Independent Cinema, London, January 28, 2016, 7pm + q and a with Gillian McIver. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, Whose London Film Night, Camden People's Theatre, London, January 17, 2016. Visit here.

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ESTATE AS PART OF JARMAN AWARDS 2015 TOURING PROGRAMME | SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER

Towards Estate as part of the Jarman Award 2015 touring program (sometimes with Andrea Luka Zimmerman present):

FACT, Liverpool, Tuesday 29 September, 2015
The MAC, Belfast, Thursday 1 October, 2015
CIRCA Projects / Tyneside Cinema, Wednesday 7 October, 2015
CCA, Glasgow, Thursday 8 October, 6:30pm, 2015
Chapter, Cardiff, Tuesday 13 October, 6:00pm, 2015
+ Estate, a Reverie; Screenings followed by talk with artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Watershed, Bristol, Wednesday 14 October, 2015
HOME, Manchester, Tuesday 20 October, 2015
Nottingham Contemporary, Tuesday 20 October, 2015
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Saturday 31 October, 2015
Towner, Eastbourne, 5-8 November, 2015
CIRCA Projects/Tyneside Cinema, Tuesday 10 November, 2015
Plymouth Art Centre, Thursday 12 November, 5:45pm, 2015
+ Estate, a Reverie; Screenings followed by talk with artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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JARMAN AWARD WHITECHAPEL WEEKEND | 21 NOVEMBER 11:15AM AND 4PM | WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

Join us for a morning screening of Estate, a Reverie followed by an afternoon of music, poetry and a discussion. Olivia Chaney (singer, songwriter – vocal & guitar) and Stephen Watts (poet) will be joined by key people from the broader Estate project. A closing panel discussion with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Alia Syed and Seamus Harahan on documentary, personal work, social space and locality. Chaired by Gareth Evans, Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery

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Estate, a Reverie, Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, Texas, November 15th, 2015

Estate, a Reverie + panel with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Love Activists and Livingrent Campaign Brighton, CineCity Brighton Film Festival, Brighton, November 15th, 2015. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, Reading Film Festival, Pennsylvania, November 14th, 2015. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, SFU Woodwards, Vancouver, + skype q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, October 31st, 2015

Estate, a Reverie, Artsadmin, London, + q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Graeme Miller, October 23rd, 2015. Visit here.

Estate, a Reverie, Urbanise Film Festival, Vienna, + q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman, October 8th, 2015

Estate, a Reverie, Milano Design Film Festival, October 2015

Estate, a Reverie, YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Fransisco, October 2015. Visit here.

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ESTATE IN OXFORD | 13 OCTOBER 5:30PM | ALL SOULS COLLEGE, HIGH STREET, OX1 4AL

Q&A with Estate participant, the writer and curator Gillian McIver.

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TOWARDS ESTATE AT THE POOR DOOR | 8 OCTOBER 7:30PM | A-SIDE B-SIDE GALLERY,
HACKNEY DOWNS STUDIO, E8 2BT

Join us for a screening of Towards Estate as part of an evening of short films on the housing crisis. The Poor Door exhibition is an arena for debate and discussion surrounding the housing crisis, an opportunity to challenge the status quo and to campaign for change through visual language including painting, photography, sculpture and performance. The title is inspired by the furore over the development at One Commercial Street in Aldgate, which was built with two separate entrances. Luxury marble floors, chandeliers and concierge for the wealthy city workers, and a side-alley door for the ‘affordable’ housing tenants. The Poor Door is a growing trend in new housing developments in London, but this divisive phenomena seems reminiscent of the Victorian era.

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ESTATE AT CUBE | 4 OCTOBER 8PM | 4 PRINCESS ROW, KINGSDOWN, BRISTOL, BS2 8NQ

Join us for Estate, a Reverie at CUBE in Bristol + q and a with Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

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TOWARDS ESTATE AND ANDREA LUKA ZIMMERMAN AND DAVID ROBERS ON POST-SCREENING PANEL | 23 SEPTEMBER 7PM | NOW GALLERY, GREENWICH

Join us for Towards Estate as part of Moving image and the built environment: the art of human scale at NOW in Greenwich.

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RE-GENERATED FUTURES | 8 SEPTEMBER 12:30-7PM | BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, SE15 4ST

Brought to you by Project 27, an immersive double-event exploring co-joined futures of 'regeneration' in London's shifting social and political landscape and creative black subcultures from across the globe.

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ESTATE AT BFI | 27 AUGUST 8:30PM | BFI NFT3

Estate, a Reverie + Discussion with director Andrea Luka Zimmerman and filmmakers Richard Philpott, Steven Ball and Rastko Novakovic.

Artist and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman joins us to discuss her emotive film set on an East London council estate.

Artist and filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman made this film in collaboration with the residents of the Haggerston estate in Hackney as it faced obliteration. Their voices tell of the way they lived together until ripped apart by capitalist forces seemingly intent on bulldozing the heart out of London’s communities. Zimmerman’s poetic documentary is testament to the transformational impact that art can have on the community.

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TOWARDS ESTATE | 12 AUGUST 7PM | W=M AT THE BOOK CLUB, 100 LEONARD ST, EC2A 4RH

Screen Social is an evening of short films, music and discussion. The theme is equality with 8 shorts lined up that roam around this theme, including; Tracks by Claire Oakley, Towards Estate by Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Collage Romance: The Musical by Isabelle Sieb. Fundraising for Shelter.

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ESTATE AT UNIT | 16 JULY 6PM | ABINGDON STREET STUDIOS, BLACKPOOL, FY1 1DE

Join UNIT for a special one-off screening of Estate, a Reverie. Doors open 18.00 for a prompt 18.30 start. There is no admission charge and booking is not required.

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ESTATE AT THE EAST END FILM FESTIVAL | 4 JULY 1PM | HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE

Please join us on our home turf screening at the East End Film Festival on 4th July at 1pm, at the Hackney Picture House. Estate, a Reverie, featuring the amazing singer Olivia Chaney, wonderful animals of the Hackney City Farm throughout the film (in unexpected places), and many people who lived on the estate for many years including myself and many who have helped make this possible (without whom this film could never have been made)

"The passing of Hackney’s Haggerston Estate after 70 years is given poetic expression in A Reverie. Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s film explores the death of a utopian dream, the reconfiguration of East London’s landscape, and a group of people who refuse to be defined by economic or social brackets, even acting out stories from the past to keep the spirit alive". East End Film Festival, 2015

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ESTATE AT OPEN CITY DOC FESTIVAL | 21 JUNE 3PM | REGENT STREET CINEMA

Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers.

The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, live music, networking and parties. The 2015 festival will take place between 16th-21st June 2015.

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THE FILM THAT BUYS THE CINEMA: 70 TAKES, ONE FEATURE FILM | 25 APRIL 7PM | HORSE HOSPITAL | RUSSELL SQUARE

A social-cinema-art-docu feature film, The Film That Buys The Cinema was born out of a very pressing concern: to secure the future of an 108 seat, completely independent Microplex Cinema in Bristol, England. This part of its mission was achieved, now it has a life of its own as a fully-fledged film being screened across the globe. The FTBTC is a 70-minute film comprised of uncut one-minute takes, each one shot by a bewildering list of contributors, each whom have a wildly different relationship with this unique art-bunker. It’s a viewing experience unlike most and most suitable at the Horse Hospital, a space that has long been an inspiration on the Cube.

The film features contribitions from amongst many: Portishead / Liz Harris (Grouper) / Peter Strickland / Ben Rivers / Nicolas Roeg / Coral Short / Chris Petit / Tony Grisoni & Oona Grimes / David Blandy / Andrea Luka Zimmerman / Jennett Thomas / Steven Eastwood / Josephine Foster / Thought Forms / Paul Kelly / Jem Cohen / Bill Morrison / Eric Chenaux / Jandek / Andrew Kotting / Semiconductor / François & Rozi Plain / Leyland Kirby / Mark Cousins / Goodiepal / Craig Baldwin

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REAL ESTATES | 18 FEBRUARY - 28 MARCH | PEER | HOXTON

A six week multi-purpose project coordinated by art collective Fugitive Images opening PEER up as a social, discursive and imaginative space around issues of housing and spatial justice in East London through a constantly changing series of exhibitions, screenings, discussions, readings and workshops.

Featuring work by Fugitive Images, Focus E15 Campaign, Tom Hunter, Bekki Perriman, Andre Anderson, John Smith, Cardboard Citizens, Marcia Farquar, Moyra Peralta, John Rogers, DIG Collective, Smart Urhoife and many more…

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ESTATE: A REVERIE | 18 APRIL 19:00 | ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL | WINNIPEG

Now in its fourth year, the Architecture + Design Film Festival presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. The films cover a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design.

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ESTATE: A REVERIE | 5 MARCH 19:00 | BUDAPEST ARCHITECTURE FILM DAYS | HUNGARIAN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE CENTRE

We are so honoured that Estate, a Reverie has been selected as the opening film for the seventh Budapest Architecture Film Days festival.

"One of the most important objectives of the festival is to stimulate and empower us to take action for a better urban environment. The more than 30 fresh films of the festival will focus on forms of communal life and dwelling, collective creative processes done with your own hands, user-generated, adaptable cities and buildings, the heterotopias of our cities materializing in funfairs and theme parks, the infrastructure-monsters of the car-centered urban areas, as well as on the traces of Eastern Europe’s political transformations."

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ESTATE: A REVERIE | 21 FEBRUARY 17:00 | MONS2015

En 2015, la Maison Folie fêtera ses dix ans?: autant dire qu’elle en profitera pour se poser, là, en lieu incontournable de la Capitale européenne de la Culture. Toute l’année durant ce sera l’occasion d’y découvrir mille et une propositions culturelles et festives, mais aussi l’endroit rêvé pour se détendre, discuter et se restaurer, dans une ambiance familiale… Bref un espace de tous les possibles, qui résume bien l’esprit Mons 2015?: chaleureux, décalé, ouvert à tous et toutes les disciplines.

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ESTATE: A REVERIE WORLD PREMIERE | 12-18 JANUARY 12:00 | TROMSOE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ESTATE, A REVERIE is a poetic documentary film essay that tracks the passing of the massive Haggerston Estate in Hackney, London, and the utopian promise of social housing it offered when it was built in the 1930s. After decades of lack of maintenance, the whole area was condemned. The last building, Samuel House, was the home of the filmmaker until it demolished in the fall of 2014.

Filmed over the final seven years, ESTATE, A REVERIE reveals and celebrates the resilience of marginalized people who live their lives at the mercy of governmental and financial decisions. It also shows how new forms of community took form among the residents as the date for the final move approached, offering valuable insights in social processes in cities. Perhaps it is not just a question of where we live, but how? With music composed and performed by Olivia Chaney.

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SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING - ESTATE: A REVERIE + Q&A | 10 JANUARY 14:30 | RIO CINEMA, DALSTON

Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate (1936-2014) in Hackney, London and the utopian promise of social housing it offered, with an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity.

Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie seeks to reveal and celebrate the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents' own historical re-enactments and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography…

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THE SIXTH HOUSING ESTATE: EVERY WALL HAS TWO SIDES | 6 DECEMBER 14:00-17:00 | CLORE STUDIO, SOUTH LONDON GALLERY

Seminar on 'neighbours and strangers' with presentations by Les Back, Brandon LaBelle, Andrea Luka Zimmerman.

Developed as part of Brandon LaBelle's ongoing research project The Sixth Housing Estate, initiated in the summer of 2014 at the SLG, this public seminar asks how might the public good of community model itself against the political and economic backdrop of privatisation. Is it possible to probe the tensions and discrepancies between public and private life, to pry open new spaces for informal, intimate and surprising exchanges that pass between walls? Can we imagine a creative arena for fostering models for more inclusive experiences of sharing and well-being, ones that may also undo or amplify the urgencies of contemporary life?

The seminar considers these questions of housing and of shared space, with a focus on "neighbours and strangers". This may lead us toward a sense for the emotional landscapes shaped through what Édouard Glissant terms the "opacity" of worldliness, and the affective labors by which we search for social bonds.

The seminar is the second in a series of public events and interactions developed by Brandon LaBelle in collaboration with the South London Gallery. Read more about LaBelle's residency at the SLG in 2014 here.

Booking for the talk is essential. Book here or call 020 7703 6120.

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CAROLL/FLETCHER ONSCREEN | 18 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER | ONLINE

Carroll / Fletcher Onscreen is an online cinema showing a dynamic curated programme of artists’ and experimental film. The programme will change weekly and will feature one significant film each week. The screenings are scheduled to complement the programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks in Carroll / Fletcher’s Eastcastle St. gallery.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman - The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow (2002) and Towards Estate (2012) 18 November – 24 November

Andrea Luka Zimmerman - Merzschmerz (2014) and Towards Estate (2012) 25 November – 1 December

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SPECIAL PREVIEW SCREENING - ESTATE: A REVERIE | 22 NOVEMBER 14:30 | RIO CINEMA, DALSTON

Dear friends, supporters and fellow travellers of our film Estate, a Reverie:

Please join us for a special preview screening of the film, with an in-depth discussion and an exclusive opening set by Nonesuch label artist, the wonderful singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney.

Estate, a Reverie tracks the passing of the Haggerston Estate (1936-2014) in Hackney, London and the utopian promise of social housing it offered, with an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity.

Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie seeks to reveal and celebrate the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents' own historical re-enactments and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography…

To mark this very special screening in the community cinema that is closest to the estate, and which has served Hackney for decades, tickets for this event are only £4, so that everybody who wishes to can come.

You can book tickets here. We hope to see you there.

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MIRAJ LAUNCH | 19 NOVEMBER 17:30-19:00 | LECTURE THEATRE, CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS, 16 JOHN ISLIP STREET SW1P 4JU

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal invites you to celebrate the launch of MIRAJ 2:2 and MIRAJ 3:1. Join us for an 'in conversation' between Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Lucy Reynolds, followed by a drinks reception.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a filmmaker, artist and cultural activist. Andrea grew up in the largest council estate in Munich and left school at 16 to become a hairdresser. After coming to London in 1991, she went on an Access course at Tower Hamlets College. Her PhD (University of the Arts London, 2007) examined the relationship between spectacular (Hollywood) and spectral (covert and special military operations) representations of political violence. Her feature essay film Taskafa: Stories of the Street (66mins, 2013), a film about resistance and co-existence and voiced by John Berger, from his novel King, is told through the lives of the street dogs of Istanbul. It premiered at the city’s international film festival, and in the UK at the London Film Festival. She won the 2014 Artangel Open award for her collaborative project Cycle with Adrian Jackson (of Cardboard Citizens).

Lucy Reynolds is a writer, artist and curator of artists moving image. She presents talks on artists’ moving image at arts venues across the UK and runs the MRES: Art: Moving Image, a research based MA devoted to the study of artists' moving image at Central St Martins, in association with LUX. She has lectured and published extensively on cinema and artists' moving image work, most recent articles include: 'The Subject in Process: Material Equations in the Work of Carolee Schneemann and Annabel Nicolson,' in Bridget Crone (ed) The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image, Picture This publications, Bristol, 2012 and 'Maya Deren: Thresholds to the Imaginary', International Journal of Screendance, Vol 3, Spring 2013.

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SCREENING DISCUSSION WALK | 16 NOVEMBER 14:00-15:30 | HAYWARD GALLERY PROJECT SPACE

Andrea Luka Zimmerman and David Roberts: Screening, Discussion & Walk
Two artists from the collective Fugitive Images trace the passing of the
Haggerston Estate in East London and discuss how fiction can challenge
contemporary urban policy.

Hayward Gallery Project Space, 2-3pm followed by walk 3-3.30pm, free with
same-day exhibition ticket. See more details here.

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ART ON THE HAGGERSTON ESTATE | 2 NOVEMBER 10:30-12 | THIS IS NOT A GATEWAY FESTIVAL, BISHOPSGATE INSTITUTE

Gillian McIver, Cathy Ward and Andrea Luka Zimmerman will hold a session / screening / discussion on Sunday the 2nd at 10.30-12pm at the Bishopsgate.

After publishing Estate: Art, Politics and Social Housing in Britain Andrea Luka Zimmerman set out to make a film exploring the continued destruction of social housing in Britain. Gillian McIver made Taking over the Kingsland. Both artists lived on the estate for over a decade, also home to Cathy Ward’s studio during the 1980s. They explore how artists are instrumentalised in the processes of ‘regeneration’ and possibilities in challenging this role. Join Andrea, Cathy and Gillian for a discussion of these pertinent questions and get a sneak a peek of Estate, a Reverie before its 22 November premiere at Dalston’s Rio Cinema.

The full program of events accross the weekend, screenings, debates here.

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ARTISTS & FILM - AUTONOMY & INDUSTRY | 4 OCTOBER 11AM | PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

Over the last few years there has been a marked increase in the number of artists who have moved from a contemporary art gallery practice to mainstream global cinema as well as filmmakers shifting in the other direction to gallery practice and presentation. This event explores the barriers and synergies, similarities and differences between the two contexts. Contributors include artists, curators and representatives of the British Film community.

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HOMEWORKS | 26 SEPTEMBER 7:30PM | NOW CINEMA

A triptych of works by award-winning London-based artist film-makers blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction in their explorations of how and where we belong on the spectrum between the private and public. With a particular focus on the changing nature of the domestic, and the threatened nature of social housing, they reveal a city in constant flux, but also celebrate the necessary resilience of communities and individuals, often among the most vulnerable in the capital.

Followed by Q&A with Charlotte Ginsborg and Andrea Zimmerman, hosted by NOW Cinema Curator Gareth Evans.

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SUMMER 2014

We are now in final stages of postproduction and we will post more updates in the coming months.

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ESTATE: A WALK, A CONVERSATION AND A PROJECTION |
28 NOVEMBER 7PM | SAMUEL HOUSE, DUNSTON ROAD CORNER OF CLARISSA STREET

As a 1930s block is bulldozed, a luxury-apartment-complex rises. The film Estate tracks the passing of Hackney's Haggerston Estate and wider utopian principles of social housing, offering an unruly celebration of extraordinary everyday humanity. Challenging tired stereotypes, Estate interweaves intimate long-term observational footage with the residents' own historical re-enactments and dramatised reveries.

Filmmaker Andrea Zimmerman and researcher David Roberts introduce the forthcoming film Estate, starting with a walk and ending with a public conversation and the projection of excerpts.

Free, no booking required. More info here.

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URBAN WANDERINGS | 20 SEPTEMBER 6:15PM | BARBICAN CINEMA 3 BEECH ST

A whistle-stop tour on film through five decades of provision of social housing in the capital. Ern? Goldfinger is interviewed from the 26th floor of his Balfron Tower in East London, New Brutalist architects Alison and Peter Smithson defend their plans for Robin Hood Gardens in Poplar, and construction firm Laing & Son defend their programme of cottage estates. Includes: Kensal House (1937), First Citizens of New Estate (1951), High Living (1968), Where You Live (1968) and The Smithsons on Housing (1970).
Film programme running time 67 min

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ScreenTalk
In the years since these films were made, the estates featured have experienced mixed fortunes: Robin Hood Gardens, for instance, has been demolished – with the support of 80% of its residents, but to the outrage of leading architects Lords Rogers and Forster. With the death of Margaret Thatcher, commentators have been assessing the outcomes of her ‘right to buy’ policy; in the same period, the coalition’s ‘bedroom tax’ has come into force, and Guardian reports reach us of Newham council housing people in Birmingham B&Bs, such is the shortfall of social housing in the borough. Join Will Self, Lynsey Hanley and Andrea Luka Zimmerman to debate all these issues and more.

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MY HAGGERSTON THROUGH FILM | 04 SEPTEMBER 7-9PM | HOXTON HALL

Join us for an evening of film screenings that explore the rich culture & heritage of Haggerston in the borough of Hackney, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, the local organisations involved and some local residents.

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SONG CYCLE WITH OLIVIA CHANEY | 26 AUGUST 4PM | HAGGERSTON ESTATE

Due to the nature of the location, we have to restrict participants and the event is currently fully booked. Documentation of the event will be posted on our website in a few weeks. With thanks to PRSF.

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DALSTON HOUSE SCREENINGS | 28-30 JUNE | 1–7 ASHWIN STREET, DALSTON, LONDON E8 3DL

A six week series of film programmes by different artists, which engage with themes prompted by Dalston House and the Capital, from domestic space through street life and surveillance to the Thames. Eleven emerging and acclaimed film-makers will offer fresh, intriguing perspectives on our city. Fridays 6–8pm; Saturdays/Sundays 11am–1pm and 6–8pm

See full programme here.

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LONDON SEIZURE PART II | 30 JUNE | ARBEIT, UNIT 4, WHITE POST LANE, LONDON E9 5EN

London, as with many other urban centres, functions as an 'island of desire' in commonplace perception, advertising freedoms in lifestyle and self-fulfilment. On the one hand seduced by the allure of the urban multitude, the urban dweller has to however on the other hand accept the city's pace and, often passively, a role in its systems of mediation, surveillance and control. Current housing politics and regeneration processes ignorant to neighbourhood identity can endanger interpersonal links and nurture isolation and individualism, leaving disorientated and in constant reconstruction of a place of identity.

London Seizure, a two-part screening programme of artists’ moving image works at Bermondsey Project (Southwark) and Arbeit (Hackney Wick) suggests contributing to a dialogue on London's contemporary socio-political climate.

Contextualised within two institutions in London boroughs strongly affected by regeneration processes, Southwark and Hackney, the artists in Part 2: Extension of the Zone of Operation, take a special interest in current practice of urban land use.

Featuring:
Steven Ball, Alexander Costello, Claire Hope, Rastko Novakovic, Emily Richardson, John Smith, Mike Stubbs, Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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BEYOND GLORIOUS: THE RADICAL IN ENGAGED ARTISTIC PRACTICES | 30 MAY - 2 JUNE | BIRKBECK WC1E 7HX

What is the place of art in acts of social re-imagination and repair?
What languages can be found to articulate such practices?
Is it possible to break new ground within the realm of engaged artistic practices?

This symposium marks the end of Rajni Shah Projects' Glorious. It aims to bring together people from different spheres of life to discuss and experience the meanings, methods and effects of art in relation to engaged and radical practices.

Using Glorious as a starting point, we are keen to explore the potential of engaged artistic practices, not in terms of a reductive understanding of the ‘efficacy’ of art in the world, but as a complicating, delicate, nuanced, uneasy journey towards new ways of thinking.

To register for Beyond Glorious please visit here.

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LONDON: THE SOUL OF THE STREETS | 23 MAY | AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FOUNDATION 28 RUTLAND GATE SW7 1PQ

On Thursday, 23 May, 2013, Ken Worpole will chair an event at the Austrian Cultural Foundation, with writer Iain Sinclair and film-maker Andrea Zimmerman. They will discuss the work of Austrian photographer and film-maker, Hubert Blanz, whose exhibition, Homeseekers, is currently on display at the Foundation. The evening will also include a screening of a short extract from Andrea Zimmerman's film, Estate: a reverie.

Admission free, but booking is advised. Book here.

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CITIES METHODOLOGIES | 23 - 26 APRIL | TALK 5PM FRIDAY 26 APRIL | UCL SLADE RESEARCH CENTRE WOBURN SQUARE WC1H 0NS

An annual exhibition and events programme showcasing recent innovations in urban research methods and cross-disciplinary work on cities worldwide.

The exhibition and events feature work by undergraduates, masters and PhD students as well as academic staff and the wider community of researchers and practitioners developing new methods to tackle urban questions. We welcome you to participate in the exciting programme of talks, screenings, workshops and launches that accompanies this year’s diverse array of individual and group exhibits. In each gallery space visitors will be exposed to different methods of scrutinising the city and processes of urbanization, including practice-led research from art and architecture, ethnography, film-making, graphic design, soundscapes, photography, archival studies and performance.

David Roberts and Andrea Luka Zimmerman of Fugitive Images – From ‘Heroin’ to Heroines: Performing social housing in an inner-city estate

A dialogue between filmmaker Andrea Luka Zimmerman and writer David Roberts of Fugitive Images to discuss their long-term collaborative engagement filming residents of the Haggerston Estate.

For full programme please visit Cities Methdologies.

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FINAL SCENE | SATURDAY 16 MARCH | WE NEED YOU!

We would like to invite you!

We will be recreating an old East End funeral procession from our old estate to the new one, led by the wonderful singer Olivia Chaney performing the cockney classic "If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between" followed by a donkey drawn cart, and scaffolding sculpture carried aloft by pallbearers. We will start at 11 and the shoot should take about two and a half hours.

If you would like to participate please come for 11am.

Please dress WARM as we will be outside throughout.

And we will send each participant a printed photo of the event afterwards.

Thank you, we hope to see you next saturday. Haggerston estate, E8 4HN (inside the courtyard)

Yours,

The Estate team

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PLACE | ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL
1-3 FEBRUARY | SNAPE

With Blake Morrison, Ruth Padel, Ali Smith, Ken Worpole, Patrick Wright, Andrea Luka Zimmerman, David Roberts and others.

Investigations continue with architectural historian Ken Worpole exploring the utopian promise of social housing with colleagues from the Estate Film Project, while renowned poet and essayist Ruth Padel considers the universal impulse towards migration.

Renowned author Blake Morrison reads remarkable first-hand accounts of the Great Flood of 31 January, 1953; and cultural historian Patrick Wright explores the exile localism of overlooked (in the UK) but hugely important German writer Uwe Johnson and his time in Sheerness. Visit Aldeburgh Festival.

PLACE: Roots – Journeying Home

The third edition of our annual winter weekend exploration into the culture and meanings of place looks at the nature and resonance of home. It draws its inspiration from the life and travels of Benjamin Britten, and its title from an astute observation he made in 1951 about the importance of Suffolk to his life and creativity.

Over the weekend, in the company of award-winning writers, thinkers, artists, musicians and film-makers, Roots will explore what home means in an age of globalization, from considerations of domestic architecture to the psychology of unsettlement, and from the lure of the local to our place in the cosmos.

As always, the approaches will be various – readings, screenings, music, performance, discussion, walks and installation – and we’re especially pleased to announce a new commission by internationally acclaimed sound artist Chris Watson, ‘In Britten’s Footsteps’, responding directly to the Aldeburgh landscape, and a presentation by conductor and writer Paul Kildea, the author of an important new Britten biography.

PLACE is curated by Gareth Evans in association with Aldeburgh Music.

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LUX | PLACE
ONLINE EXHIBITION

This month Estate is featured in LUX's online exhibition alongside John Smith's Blight, Patrick Keiller's The End, Emily Richardson's Over the Horizon and Margaret Tait's Tailpiece here.

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COLLABORATIVE FILM PRACTICE | REDRAWING THE MAPS
10 NOVEMBER - 12-1PM | INIGO ROOMS, SOMERSET HOUSE WC2R 1LA

An iconic East London housing estate (Haggerston), already transformed by a landmark public artwork, is set in its last days to become the star of a bold new non-fiction feature film. As an old building is bulldozed a new construction rises in its place. On this site of creation and destruction, past and future stand for a moment face to face. The film inhabits this moment.

Capturing a moment of imminent transition, the artist's film Estate: a Reverie, directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, reflects on urgent matters of regeneration, gentrification and architecture; its reasons, possibilities and consequences. But more importantly, it is a film about time and place, dreams and wonder. During this moment, where one structure has broken down, and a new one is about to form, another space unfolds; a space of proposals, of uncertainty, and of absolute initiative. In this opening, how might we ask important questions of our ideas of home, of history, always in the making, and of our capacities of imagination; that which influences not only how we’re seen, but also how we see.

Estate, a reverie - an artist's film, song cycle and installation to be created and performed by the disappearing community of the Haggerston Estate - is the final and most ambitious project in a trilogy of collaborative works on the estate led by artist resident Andrea Luka Zimmerman, working closely with architectural researcher and writer David Roberts, following the public art/photo-installation i am here (with Lasse Johansson and Tristan Fenell) and the artists' book Estate (Myrdle Court Press, with Lasse Johansson, Paul Hallam, Cristina Cerully, Victor Buchli), both of which have gained international acclaim.

Redrawing the Maps is a free, open event for anyone who is inspired by the work of John Berger and/or involved with the themes with which his work connects. It takes place between 5-10 November, 2012 in the spaces around the John Berger: Art And Property Now exhibition at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House.

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PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON | 4 NOVEMBER 2012 - 4-6PM
RICHMIX | 34-47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, E1 6LA

We are very happy that our work on the estate has been selected to be presented at Radical London Portfolios.

2012 pics project, Souvid Datta, Fugitive Images, Paul Halliday, David Hoffman, Scotia Luhrs, Peter Marshall, Phil Maxwell, Colin O'Brien, Andres Pantoja, Natasha Quarmby, Max Reeves, Mike Seaborne, Daniel Stier, Ed Thompson, Paul Trevor, Dougie Wallace, Freddie Fei Wang, Mandy Williams.

Admission Free
www.photomonth.org

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I WAS HERE | OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND EVENT
22 SEPTEMBER - 3-10PM | HAGGERSTON ESTATE

Fugitive Images and the Floating Cinema present a free day of installations, tours, discussions and open-air film screenings in and around the Haggerston Estate.

Architects, authors, artists and academics will offer a moment of reflection on the changing face of housing in London, accompanied by a series of critical and creative site-specific responses.

We are delighted to be included as a 'top pick' by Time Out here and a 'design highlight' by Open House here.

Please visit i was here to apply for events on the day.

Kindly supported by: Floating Cinema, UCL Train & Engage, L&Q.

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ESTATE SCREENING AND CONCERT
20 SEPTEMBER - 7PM | WHITECHAPEL GALLERY

To open the 2012 Artists Book Fair, a special work-in- progress screening with songs live by Estate soundtrack composer Olivia Chaney. Visit Whitechapel Gallery.

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OPEN CITY DOCS FEST | TALKS AND SCREENING
22 JUNE 2012 - 4pm | AV HILL THEATRE, UCL

Please join us for our presentation at Open City Docs Fest, where we will be presenting work-in-progress, and talk about the project. Presentations by Andrea Luka Zimmerman, David Roberts, Paul Hallam, Victor Buchli and Therese Henningsen. Chaired by Gareth Evans. Click here for more information.

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DARTINGTON | THE HOME AND THE WORLD
20 JUNE 2012 - 11am | DARTINGTON

Andrea Luka Zimmerman presents 'Estate' (title of paper: Homeland (In)Securities) at Dartington.

The Home and The World is a summit for artists and other thinkers, and should you be near there this week please drop by. The full programme can be downloaded here

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ONE DAY IN THE CITY - FESTIVAL OF LONDON AND LITERATURE
15 JUNE 2012 - 2PM | UCL

From Heroin to Heroines: Reviving Richardson in a ‘sink estate’

Click here for more information. Reserve your place here.

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ART/E/FACT - A NIGHT OF ART AND ANTHROPOLOGY
14 JUNE 2012 - 7PM | STOUR SPACE

Approaching the Estate: A Critical Inquiry Three Parts

Click here for more information.

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ESTATE FILM + OLIVIA CHANEY | CONCERT & FUNDRAISER
13 JUNE 2012 – 7PM | BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MEN’S CLUB

We invite you to join us for an evening of screening, food and performance in support of the feature film Estate. We are delighted to announce acclaimed singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney will follow discussions with the cast and crew to headline with an intimate concert. Book tickets here

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