Will Montgomery and Owen Hatherley at the Ether Festival, 21 April

Will presents a 20-minute audiovisual piece on south London’s Heygate Estate. This is a project Will has been working on for some years. The sounds used in the piece were all gathered in the area. Most have been heavily processed before being assembled in a composition. (See the online piece here for raw field recordings.) The work reappraises the last-gasp modernism of the estate, finished in 1974, when the tide had already turned against this style of local-authority architecture. The estate will soon be demolished. Owen Hatherley reads from his book Militant Modernism. There will then be a q&a and discussion.