The Centre for Possible Studies is once again on the road as artists CAMP present Pleasure: A Block Study at Art Dubai on the 20th March. This publication comes out of their multi-year residency with the Serpentine Galleries’ Edgware Road Project.
Produced entirely online via the website edgwareroad.org, this volume focuses on a very small piece of the city of London: a few buildings on the Edgware Road. The book explores a history of ‘public pleasures’ that arose on the Road, starting from the 19th century to the present, alongside social shifts on the street and surrounding areas. Arab, Iranian, Kurdish and other incoming groups and businesses produced a particular history of film, music and street life that often clashed with existing legal and proprietal structures. A tumultuous few decades of these struggles form the heart of this book.
A bilingual publication in Arabic and English, Pleasure: A Block Study is printed by Brownbook, UAE.