research_Soho & Chinatown
The Village was site-specific, we spent a lot of time in Soho & Chinatown exploring inside and out, sketching, photographing and filming it at different times of the day and night. It’s a mile square, labyrinthine neighbourhood and, during our first couple of months there, we would get lost. At times it felt really magical and, at others, very overwhelming. Research into the history of the area, its urban context, and past uses and users heavily influence the role-plays and narratives. As such, the story is really tailored to and emerges from Soho and its history.
From the beginning of the project we set a public platform with documentation of Soho: https://www.are.na/persona-collective
Research - Rocio Ayllon, Yagoda Sovinska, Satu Streatfield, Emma LD
Photography - Yagoda Sovinska