Artist Bursary – ROOTS

Photo credit: Felix Schmilinsky

London, a melting pot, a hub of 9 million people living amongst one another, a constantly changing space that people navigate without pausing to receive those we encounter daily. A city where the old is layered with the new, amongst these layers are rich narratives seeping through the cracks. A city of dreams, stories, hopes and constant stimuli waiting to be activated.

ROOTS is a body of work exploring the history, culture, population and diversity of London. Through a process of coffee conversations, artist Hussina Raja, will invite everyday Londoners to share and document their stories.

This first phase of ROOTS will culminate in an installation, and verbatim interactive performance, welcoming the public into the lives of their fellow Londoners with an opportunity to exchange stories.