Pleasure: A Block Study

Pleasure: A Block Study

Pleasure: A Block Study stems from Camp’s multi-year residency on the Serpentine’s Edgware Road Project. Produced entirely online at, Pleasure: A Block Study focuses on the significance of a few buildings in London’s Edgware Road neighbourhood.

Exploring a history of 'public pleasures' that arose in the Edgware Road from the 19th century to the present, the book documents social shifts by examining a migrant history of film, video, music and street life that often clashed with existing legal and proprietary structures. A tumultuous few decades of struggle is at the heart of the book, offering images and narratives of a pleasure-filled Dionysian street life that contrast with tales of bureaucratic containment that limits and regulates public life.

Pleasure: A Block Study is published in Arabic and English by Brownbook, UAE and Serpentine Galleries.

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