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Creative Mapping - Year 2 Mapping Beyond

Sensus Shoreditch – Year 2 Gayle Chong Kwan

03 Mar 2009

Students from Newham use their senses to navigate Shoreditch with artist Gayle Chong Kwan

Year 9 students from Newham worked with artist Gayle Chong Kwan to produce Sensus Shoreditch, part of Iniva’s Mapping Beyond series of exhibitions at Rivington Place.

The students and Gayle Chong Kwan began by experimenting with a smell, sharing their experiences and memories of food. This lead to discussions of other senses and eventually to experimenting with sound as an art form. Their sensory explorations began in the Rivington Place building itself and then moved out into the surrounding streets of Shoreditch.

The result is Sensus Shoreditch, an audio and sensorial guided walk from Rivington Place into its surrounding community.

This project is a continuation of Chong Kwan’s ongoing project Sensus, a series of participatory, mapping projects that address how we can interact and map our environment through our senses.

Sensus Shoreditch is part of Creative Mapping, a three-year learning initiative involving schools and colleges in East London.