Authors of the Estate, released in October 2019 under the Freedom & Balance Art College — explores how a neighbourhood could change their council house into a publishing house. Equipping the community with the skills necessary to generate social, intellectual and financial wealth — a form of study that is destitute in a time of austerity and social neglect.

After twelve weeks of writing and session organisation, the end result was a 200-page book named Authors of the Estate: written by Chalkhill Estate, published and distributed by the Chalkhill Estate, in north west London.

The book was celebrated with a launch event at the Getty Images Gallery and an afterparty at Boxpark Wembley. In the aftermath of its release, the anthology garnered widespread attention and recognition, transcending the boundaries of its immediate community and resonating with a broader audience.

Adding to its accolades, Authors of the Estate has found a permanent home in the University of London's Senate Hall collection. This archival placement signifies the literary and cultural significance of the work, ensuring its enduring legacy for future generations (

Rewriting the Story: ‘Authors of the Estate’ Interview with Author, Blaze:

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ABOUTBy day, Nabil Al-Kinani is a built-environment professional with a keen interest in urbanism, placemaking, sustainable development and place vision. By night, he is a writer and cultural producer that uses creative practice to deliver changemaking projects that draw focus on the relationship between spaces and stories. Other strands of his work includes the exploration of spatial politics, identity, culture and migration.