Where Are We Now?
An exhibition of drawings by Arthur Laidlaw
A year on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, London is asking itself whether anything has changed?
The events of twelve months ago continue to have a profound impact on the lives of those directly involved in the fire: aside from the traumatic personal experience of loss, only 82 of 203 households are now resettled in permanent new homes. Those indirectly affected have faced a permanent sense of anxiety about their own homes: 311 towers nationwide need re-clad exteriors. The country as a whole continues its reckoning process: police investigations and a public inquiry are still ongoing, along with almost no changes to building regulations and protracted disputes over who will pay for the redevelopment of hundreds of buildings.
The works are on show in the vaults of East of Elsewhere's Summer residency with Vardaxoglou, in London. 30% of all sales will be donated to a local housing charity in the Kensington & Chelsea area.