Soft Estate is a term used to describe the natural habitats that line motorways and trunk roads. These edgelands offer a refuge for wildlife and a modern form of wilderness in the midst of intense urbanisation.
Formed by George Chinnery, Colette Griffin, and Wingshan Smith; Soft Estate will work towards building a sanctuary for collective experimentation and engagement. Whilst activated as a working studio for the collective to explore their own diverse and expanding practices, it also aims to function as a ‘living’ space fostering activity-made-viewable, seeking to demystify the process of art making and cultural production. Soft Estate is looking to cultivate a nurturing culture which endows artists and communities with creative resources, space, time, and mutual care.