BY ORDER is a creative response and research inquiry into the iconic British ‘sink estate’ and high-rise tower/social housing, specifically in and around London, Sheffield and Leeds.

Looking at the social, political and cultural relevance ingrained within these settings, initiated by the, then, UK Prime Minister, David Cameron’s statement in 2016 to bulldoze 100 of the UK’s worst sink estates.

The publication looks at the history, cultural relevance and the uncertain future of these quintessential British housing estates.

It also explores the divide between the North and South of the country and how concrete estates are perceived differently through photography and sourced periodical material.

Ben Rimmer ︎︎︎