London, England; the long hot World Cup summer of 2018. Endless sun, fractious politics, Boxpark beer showers, and a growing belief that football might just be coming home.
From Lewisham’s local pubs to the Colombian cafes of Elephant & Castle, and Belgian bars of Covent Garden; W C L D N is a look at how one of the world’s most global cities consumes its most global sports event. But this is an observation through a clouded lens; it’s author simultaneously lost in the fog of a depression he’s desperate to escape.
How do you connect with one of the most unifying events of the sport you love, when you are at your loneliest? Is football merely a diversion from the everyday; a means of escape from the heavier pressures that continue to weigh down on you? Or can it offer a way to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings?