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Light+ Alternate Realities (II) 1: Common Ground

October 2, 2019

In Episode 1, our Senior Producer Sian Habell-Aili talks to Darren Emerson, creator of Common Ground, which centres on the Aylesbury Estate, which was home to thousands of Londoners - a concrete monument to the history and legacy of social housing in the UK. Common Ground is a devastating yet beautiful 30-minute virtual reality documentary showing a stark insight into the realities of gentrification and social cleansing.

In October 2019, for the Brighton Digital Festival, Lighthouse presents selected works from the Sheffield Doc/Fest's Alternate Realities. The exhibition at Lighthouse focusses on immersive and interactive technologies which enable us to interpret and engage with socio-political infrastructures, storytelling and the interface of physical and digital worlds. Each of the selected works reveal themes of empathy and intimate encounters with people and places. In this Light + podcast series, we talk to the creators to find out more.

This series has been edited by Connor Clark

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