A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate


Interview: Noura Haddad

Alderman Jones’s House

First broadcast November 2021

An interview with Noura Haddad, an artist whose work featured in the Alderman Jones’s House Exhibition which opened to the public between 1-30 September 2021. The house was transformed into a place where residents, communities and visitors came together to reflect on how the Becontree has evolved and debate how it can develop its buildings, streets, parks and neighbourhoods in the future.

In recognition and celebration of the life of Alderman Fred Jones, who lived on a banjo on the Becontree Estate, and his contribution to the social, cultural and civic life of Barking and Dagenham, a series of exhibitions about the Becontree Estate were hosted at his old home, including research work of the London Metropolitan University School of Architecture Postgraduate Architecture Unit 14 and Undergraduate Studio 4.

The exhibition, which incorporates archival documents recognising the life and work of Councillor Alderman Jones and an interview with colleagues who knew him, has been curated and designed by Pierre d’Avoine and Pereen d’Avoine.

To find out more about the exhibition, click here.

Photograph of the Becontree Estate in East London.