Shadow Database

Shadow database

A shadow version of Lambeths Housing database built with residents of Cressingham Gardens Estate that reverse engineers Lambeth Council’s (in South West London) housing database systems. The interface, shown in the video below, overlays video footage of homes on Cressingham with data obtained via: Freedom of Information requests; an audit of Lambeth’s accounts in accordance with Section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act; and an assessment of Cressingham residents (by central government) for the Right to Manage their estate. All footage was shot using the SPV bike trailer which was built for this project. A restricted version of this interface is available at

Smiling kids in a wooden bike trailer