Open Estate is a collaborative project involving artists, heritage professionals, local community groups and residents. Our aim is to uncover the social history of the estate before it is too late. The project promotes new networks and strengthens existing ones through a sustained period of social engagement and activities with local residents.

Eastside Community Heritage provides training for residents and volunteers to record oral history accounts to a professional archive standard. Studio 3 Arts and Parasite Ceramics will turn these stories into life and help residentscurate a programme of exhibitions, art installations and a unique Gascoigne Living Museum collection. This includes the creation of their very own commemorative ceramic pieces, as well as sound installations and understanding the Gascoigne in 50 objects and interpreting this to a wider audience through this website.

The project will end with a weekend festival in September 2016 during the Open House weekend to showcase the collection.