Can you turn council houses into publishing houses? That’s the question that one North West London community decided to explore together. Amidst a summer of conflict and tension in the borough of Brent, 22 residents from Chalkhill Estate decided to break the mould and take the narrative into their own hands.

‘Authors of the Estate: Chalkhill Edition’ is a project run by Freedom and Balance. Storytelling sessions were used to form chapters of the book, along with specially commissioned chapters by Chalkhill residents. Created in 12 weeks, the result is an authentic anthology of the North West London community.