instructors CRISTINA DÍAZ MORENO and EFRÉN GARCIA GRINDA
Within the history of Pleasure Gardens as catalysts for social conflation, Amass creates an environment for interaction among distinct immigrant groups and local residents. This cultural exchange provides an opportunity to alter present misconceptions about European Union immigrant communities in the UK. Amass provides temporary lodging for immigrants upon their arrival to London; it is a place for personal expression and the celebration of language through community-generated content and storytelling, informal conversation, and linguistic research and instruction. Its architectural qualities forefront the presence of the building’s international inhabitants and cultural contents. Amass is not representative of a specific foreign territory, but rather acts as a curator of linguistic exchange.
London, UK; 2015