Tomorrow is built today

Lewisham’s Black-led community self-build movement

A self-build development in Lewisham
Nubia Way shortly after completion in 1997. Image: Andre Howard

The untold story of Lewisham’s pioneering black-led self-build movement will be told through the memories of those who overcame institutional barriers and racist arson attacks to create award winning eco-homes on Nubia Way in Downham.

Creative interpretations of compelling audio-visual documentation will engage a new generation alongside self-build demonstrations and virtual tours.

How can we empower the next generation to build upon the legacy of Lewisham’s pioneering Black-led community self-build schemes?

Project team

  • Tim Oshodi, Community-led regeneration consultant