Inhabiting the Foreshore

Victoria Knoakes & Crosssness River Action Group


in partnership with Crossness River Action Group

Visual artist, Victoria Noakes, created a new immersive listening experience for this workshop, which guided participants along the Thames Path and directed their attention toward the plant and animal life inhabiting the foreshore at Crossness, as well as the large-scale industrial infrastructure that has come to dominate this stretch of the river with its sewage refineries and waste incinerators.

After the audio guide we gathered with local volunteers from Crossness River Action Group in front of the pile of litter and debris they had removed from the foreshore that morning, and used this to inspire a series of 'rubbish drawings and sculptures' made by participants and volunteers, that were used to animate a facilitated conversation about river conservation.