Holders of the richest and most diverse collection of London objects and artefacts throughout the ages, Museum of London is uniquely placed to tell the story of the city. Now, in one of the capital's most significant cultural events, the museum will expand dramatically in both size and ambition.
The new site at the abandoned general market at Smithfield will become a dynamic cultural hub, and transform the institution into one of London’s top five attractions.
We were asked to assist the museum on their ambitious new journey, helping them find their unique offering to the city. We are designing and hosting a two-week residency in the derelict space of the new museum site. The residency will solicit the perspectives of over 100 Londoners, as well as specialist participants, through a series of workshops and conversations.
From the lead curator of the Natural History Museum to the CEO of Fabric nightclub, from designers to cab drivers, musicians to farm owners, police officers to poets, we will hear London in all its diverse glory, and together debate and create the future of the first truly 21st-century museum.