Public artwork commissioned by Newham Council. 

Dis/Order collaborated with youth groups from Lister Community School and REIN in a number of exercises exploring the identity of Newham in London. The process resulted in a mural to be painted on a wall centrally located in Newham.

The mural is a combination of shapes, patterns and words produced by the local youth in conversation with us. The motive of the mural is to tell you more about their everyday life. If you look closely you can for example see dolphins and unicorns, someone’s hair style, someone’s favourite hobby (skateboarding), someone’s favourite food (hot wings) and what the clouds of Plaistow looks like in the summer.

The mural is part of Shape Newham – a community and artist led initiative that will deliver 18 public spaces projects in eight town centres across Newham. It is about shaping Newham’s places, getting involved in Newham’s decision making and getting to know your Newham neighbours.