London is a collage of different conditions, textures and programs all interwoven and interdependent. The intent of the project is to samples these odd places and identify a typology of ‘incidental spaces’ as well as to analyse their historical context to understand how and why some of the strange conditions occurred.
These ‘incidental spaces’ are all consequences of an interplay between cause and effect. Whether they are formed by London’s planning system or the arrival of new infrastructure, it is important to understand how small tweaks in urban planning can have physical effects on the surrounding urban area.
Odd London is photographic record and a forensic investigation into the origins of 40 such spaces in Farringdon. It is the accumulation of all of these incidental spaces that create the character of this historic area.