Recording devices

RECORDINGS, an exhibition by Alpa Depani supported by Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) and the British Council.

Private View: Thursday 1 March 2018, 18.30-21.00, exhibition runs until 9 March

How do we get to know a place? How do we observe its singularities and how can we record them?

During Summer 2017 Alpa travelled to New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong as part of a research Fellowship awarded by WCMT and the British Council for her self-initiated project ‘Bottom up approaches to small scale public realm in dense global cities’; a comparative study of community driven space in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, learning lessons for London.

Spending 10-12 days in each city, Alpa walked and looked, applying each day the same methods of recording.

This exhibition acknowledges that process of urban exploration and presents the resultant maps, sketches, writings, and sounds. The quick, but incisive, recordings are both representation and analysis, they build a narrative of each city’s cultural and physical relationships with its public realm.

As part of a short introduction to the exhibition, a member of WCMT will talk briefly about the Fellowship programme and the type of global research it enables.

A small publication collating drawings, photographs and writings from the cities as well as findings and recommendations will be available for purchase during the Private View.

Alpa Depani is an architect and artist interested in a built environment that serves communities. She currently teaches on the BA Architecture courses at The Cass and Brighton University and maintains independent creative practice, some of which is published on her blog superbazaar and ‘zine ROMP, which is distributed for free.


Dates 2 to 9 March 2018
Private View Thursday 1 March 2018, 18.30-21.00
Location The Atrium at Goulston Street
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