Overview participating exhibitions

Rise
2014

Rise

Ben Roberts

Occupied Spaces

In October, 2011, the international Occupy movement set up a semi-permanent camp near St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Ten days later the British media reported that thermographic photos showed that people were present overnight in only 25 of the 250 tents on the square in front of the cathedral. The photographer Ben Roberts did not trust this reporting, and recorded the tent camp. He photographed the communal and private accommodations for the five months they stood on the square. The evidence of activity and residence offered proof of the intensive use of the limited space by a large number of permanent and temporary residents.