Robin Hood Gardens: A brief history

  • Joe Gilbert

I didn't know it was possible to form a bond with a housing estate, but here we are. The year is 2021 and I've been filming the decline, destruction and 'regeneration' of Robin Hood Gardens for 6 years now. I owe this place a great deal. My previous 2 films about the estate have opened doors for my filmmaking career. I've been extremely lucky to attend festivals all around Europe to showoff my work and to showcase my affection for Robin Hood Gardens. It has always been my goal to preserve what I can on video. For my final film, I've included footage from 2015, 2018 and 2021 with voice over from the architects themselves in an attempt to explore what the true vision for the estate was.