Over the past couple of weeks I have been working with a group of artists and curators in Kentish Town who are working towards an NVQ in Cultural and Heritage Studies. As part of this they have founded The Institute of Kentish Town, a week long archival exhibition held in Parlour Project Space.
Running from 14th to 18th of December.
The institute will attempt to gather information through drawings, found objects and mapping by asking the community to respond to their personal connection to the area through the following question-
‘What is your favourite place in Kentish Town?’
The exhibition will therefore look closely at notions of private and public, as well as ideas surrounding place and the community which inhabits it.
The Institute’s resident artists- Nic Harper, Jocelyn Allen, Milka Panayotova and Rodrigue Dakouri- will react to this idea through photography, painting and sound.
Members of the public are asked to contribute to the exhibition with found objects and ephemera, which will be placed in our display cabinet; as well as being asked to add to the drawing wall and interactive map. Contributors will be rewarded with a free membership to the institute and an invitation to the closing party on the 18th December, during which the completed archival collection will be displayed.