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Artists Transform “Market Estate” before the Bulldozers Hit

Over 75 artists took over an abandoned housing building in north London and transformed the morose shell of once-utopian urban architecture into a living art installation.

Destined for destruction, the former home of hundreds of people received a final sendoff with the amazing contributions of all manner of artists, from conceptual to decorative – of course, street art easily intersects the grand process.
Look closely into the eyes of this creature by Solo One and you'll see two people peering out of the windows. (courtesy Solo One)

Look closely into the eyes of this creature by Solo One and you'll see two people peering out of the windows. (courtesy Solo One)

Last weekend a public viewing was hosted allowing visitors to tour the entire complex and contemplate the lives of the people who lived there, the fairly regular and sometimes expansive failure of architectural schemes, and the more activist role that artists have been playing in the public sphere.
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