No Smell, No Dirt, No Trouble

Artist Lucy Harrison and Efstathia Kostopoulou investigated the past industrial history of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and explored how this can be made more visible in the present. Using archive research and oral history interviews they mapped the site and the history of the industries that were previously there, focussing on liquids (oil, paint, perfume, and syrups) and using the waterways as a navigation. They investigated the materials and processes themselves as well as the memories of those who experienced them.

The project culminated in a series of installations, walks and workshops on the site of the Olympic Park and surrounding area.

A project commissioned by UCL as part of Trellis (EPSRC).