‘They promised to turn the parking lot on the other side of the river back into a park after the Games, we’ll see.’
James Corrway, local resident
Hackney Marshes is the spiritual home of Sunday-league football with eighty-two pitches filled every Sunday. During the week though, this wide open space is a blank canvas. The Marsh documents people who enjoy this space Monday to Friday.
It reflects individual characters but also a community, acknowledging a collective consciousness of everyone who has ever been to the marshes.
Mattias Malk (b.1990) is from Tallinn, Estonia. After completing a foundation course in photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts, he moved to London to complete his degree. He is concerned with planned environments and urban logic. With a critical eye he doubts what is generally taken for granted and investigates the internal mechanics defining our societal regime.