'No Place Like Home' under CCTV

27.11.09

Following the success of the first installation, NO PLACE LIKE HOME aims to stimulate further public debate about urban public spaces with the second in the series:  Public Space Privacy, a photographic project by Angus Leadley Brown. 

Public Space Privacy questions the use of CCTV within our public spaces in general and in London in particular. Leadley Brown creates a two-way dialogue with the cameras that increasingly watch our every move in public space - by photographing them and at the same time filming the scenes behind these photographs.  In accordance with the Data Protection Act rules on storage of CCTV footage, the documentation shown in the installation will be destroyed after 30 days.

Pioneered by Scott Brownrigg, and conceived in collaboration with Dr Ivana Wingham, senior lecturer at The University of Brighton, No Place Like Home aims to explore the design of public space by using a series of week-long installations to engage the architectural community, academics and the public in a debate on what makes a public space.  The installations are designed by several academics, architects and artists and focus on four European cities –, Athens, London, Tallinn and Milan.  They are transforming Scott Brownrigg’s minimally designed private reception space into an extension of the London street and a public gallery.

A free public lecture about Public Space Privacy followed by a debate about the issues it deals with will be held on Thursday 3 December at Scott Brownrigg’s offices from 6pm.  If you would like to attend, please call in advance to reserve your place.

Dates:  
30 November - 04 December 2009
 
Opening times:  
Public lecture:  Thursday 3 December 6 for 6.30pm.
Installation:  Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm (Thursday to 8pm)
Venue:   
Scott Brownrigg, 77 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DZ
T:  020 7240 7766

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