human endeavour, photography, thoughts and ideas

Human Endeavour in Glasgow. The Glasgow Effect.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on May 31, 2012

Human Endeavour have been in Glasgow investigating ideas around their new collaboration called the Glasgow Effect.

The project is a collaboration between Richard Chivers, Alex Currie and Glaswegian photographer Chris Leslie.

Most of my investigations so far have concentrated on Glasgow’s vast amount of High Rise housing blocks that dominate the sky line. Glasgow has supposedly got the largest concentration of Tower blocks in the Country. (Although many now seem to be coming down)

From the 1950’s to the 1970s Britain saw a boom in the construction of High Rise Tower Blocks, inspired by Le Corbusier’s designs but on the most part not constructed to the same design standards, many of the Tower Blocks in Glasgow suffered from the use of cheap materials and rushed construction meaning the tower blocks soon suffered from structural decay. This led in many cases to what Lynsey Hanley describes as “Slums in the Sky”.

Ibrox Glasgow. Richard Chivers ©

Ibrox Glasgow. Richard Chivers ©

Sighthill Cemetry Glasgow. Richard Chivers ©

The Gallowgate Twins. Glasgow. (Tallest towers in Glasgow) Richard Chivers

Woodside Glasgow. richard chivers.

Red Road Flats Glasgow. Richard Chivers

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Human Endeavour visit the Rowner Estate and Harefield Estate.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on March 11, 2012

Human Endeavour have had a day trip along the South coast to the Rowner Estate in Gosport and the Harefield Estate in Southampton.

Rowner Estate. Richard Chivers

Rowner Estate. Richard Chivers

Rowner Estate. Richard Chivers

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers.

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

 

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

Exhibition RIBA. A History of British Housing.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on February 24, 2012

Homes for all: a history of British housing

A new exhibition traces the history of British mass housing – and has some lessons for developers today, says Hannah BoothA Place To Call Home: Where We Live And Why runs until 28 April at Riba, 66 Portland Place, London, W1. Free entry.

Onlookers by the lake watch the construction of Thamesmead, Greenwich, London

Onlookers by the lake watch the construction of Thamesmead, Greenwich, London. Photograph: Riba Library Photographs Collection/Architectural Press Archive

 

B Photobook Show. London

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on February 15, 2012

Human Endeavour’s finely crafted book dummy for Degeneration will feature as part of the B Photobook Show in London. The show follows on from the A Photobook show last year in Brighton which was an interesting and successful show featuring some excellent photography books. Other artists include Murray Ballard, Harry Watts, Simon Norfolk, John Maclean and a host of other photographers. There is also a panel discussion featuring Ewen Spencer among others.

 

Human Endeavour has been visiting Southampton.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on February 14, 2012

Human Endeavour has been visiting Southampton.

 

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers.

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

Harefield Estate. Richard Chivers

Human Endeavour in Oldham, Sunderland & Middlesbrough

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on February 9, 2012

Human Endeavour have been investigating the North East of England and a brief visit to Oldham.

Sholver, Oldham. Simon Carruthers.

Pennyworth, Sunderland. Simon Carruthers

Pennyworth, Sunderland. Simon Carruthers

Pennyworth, Sunderland Simon Carruthers

Wheatley Hill, County Durham. Simon Carruthers

Gresham, Middlesbrough. Simon Carruthers

Gresham, Middlesbrough. Simon Carruthers

Gresham, Middlesbrough. Simon Carruthers

Gresham, Middlesbrough. Simon Carruthers

Gresham, Middlesbrough. Simon Carruthers

Anfield

Posted in Degeneration by humanendeavour photography on January 17, 2012

Human Endeavour collective have finally made it to Liverpool to photograph in the area of Anfield for our ongoing project Degeneration. The whole area is currently being demolished as part of a wider programme of proposed regeneration.

Vanguard Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie

Varthen Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie

Venice Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011© Alex Currie

Vyrnwy Street, Anfield, Liverpool 2011 © Alex Currie

Brighton Photo Fringe Open 11. 3 Minute OPEN.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 24, 2011

Alex Currie, Richard Chivers and Chris Leslie will be presenting their new project ‘The Glasgow Effect’ as part of the 3 Minute Open at the BPF Open 11.

The project which is still in its infancy is a collaboration with Scottish Photographer Chris Leslie who will be creating short videos for the project.

3-minute OPEN

Friday 16th December 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Practitioners will deliver three-minute presentations as part of this PechaKucha-style networking event. Organised with the help of PechaKucha Brighton.

Alex Currie

Richard Chivers

Chris Leslie

Disastrous Cuts to Regeneration Schemes.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 24, 2011

A book Show. Workflow Studios. Private View. Friday 2nd Dec. 6 – 9pm.

Posted in Uncategorized by humanendeavour photography on November 23, 2011

We are pleased to have been chosen to show our Hand made book dummy for our project Degeneration at the Photobook show at Workflow Studios.  http://www.photobookshow.co.uk

Other Artists include

Joan Alexander
Diana Artus
Gordon Ashbridge
Murray Ballard
Alex Bailey & Helen Flanagan
Julian Baron
Kevin Beck
Pierre Bessard
Pogo Books
Antony Cairns
Margarida Correia
Lawrence Daley
Caitlin Duennebier
Jon Dunning
Ramon Eding
Peter Edwards
Human Endeavour
Dan Epthorp
Jason Evans
Virgilio Ferreira
Peter Gates
Stuart Griffiths
Nicolas Haeni
Yoann Hagnere & Viola Korosi
Andy Heller
Bonifacio Barrio Hijosa
Kenji Hirasawa
Fergus Jordan
Shiho Kito
Josef Konczak/Martin Seeds
Espen R Krukhaug
Jason Larkin
Queenie Rosita Law
Chris Linaker
John Maclean
Louise Maher
Bertil Nilsson
Simon Norfolk
Bruno Quinquet
Misha de Ridder
Nick Rochowski
Davi Russo
William Sadowski
Kayne Li Lui Sang
Maria Serrano
Amelia Shepherd
Jess Smith
Ewen Spencer
Lucy Steggals
Aya Takada
Mikel Telleria
Megan Turner-Jones
Harry Watts