December 2017 Sunday
Remember me when I'm gone
Alex Franco is a fashion photographer whose work has been published in Vogue, Vogue Homme, The Last Magazine, V Magazine, Beauty Papers and Bon Magazine. Aside from creating fashion photographs, Alex is constantly engaged in cultural and social photography projects. For the project “Remember me when I’m gone” Alex travelled several times to Calais to document The Jungle, a refugee and migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France, in use from January 2015 to October 2016. Having made six visits over the course of eighteen months, Alex’s intention was to explore the context of displacement. This guided curiosity and concern stem from a personal connection and hearing the stories of immigrants who travelled from Morocco to Spain in the last few decades, with the issues that surround status, safety and human rights that are constantly compromised. Connection is a strong theme within Alex’s work. From living with families in remote parts of Ethiopia and collaborating with poets Greta Bellamacina and Robert Montgomery whose voices have a social connection, Alex Franco’s experiences lead to a handwritten personal account of those that called The Jungle home for the time they had. Remember Me When I’m Gone will be exhibited on 5th and 6th December at Unit 10 Huntingdon Estate in London.
December 2017 Saturday
Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City
The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City is back, filling two floors on Thurloe Street with impressive models made of dough. Feast your eyes on an imaginary city made by architecture firms, who were invited to pick a plot on the masterplan and respond to a brief set by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Look out for gingerbread house making workshops throughout the duration of the show and don’t be tempted to nibble on the creation. thegingerbreadcity.com