People in Grangetown have always been told to look forward, encouraged to do so by the production of projects and spaces intended to carry hope. But what is it that they should look to? Joshua Oware describes how people cope living in a community that has been dragged between habit and shock, a community continually told to 'look to a future' that always fades into indeterminacy.
Joshua Oware is an Oxford Geography graduate based in South East London. He runs Rare's national social mobility development programme, Target Oxbridge. His research is on the politics and poetics of affect, and fear/threat/hope in everyday life. He is currently working to complete his masters in Sociology at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He tweets @Josh_Oware.