Unlike most people I know, I have never moved house. I was born in Homerton Hospital and raised a few miles down the road in Shoreditch, so essentially East London is a part of my DNA. The streets, the houses, the neighbours, shops, and faces, all make up the blueprint of the place I have called my home for all of my life. Knowing all these things in detail means that I notice the changes – in detail. Some changes are more subtle than others, like a new bus route running through the area. Others are more dramatic like a giant stadium being built in my back yard.