|How do you find London
as a foreigner?
|Athough I have been living in London for more than a year, it is still a strange place to me. Many things that I encounter on a daily basis constantly caused me to think, “Why am I here?” I started to wonder what thoughts other foreigners had about living in such a new and different place. I do not think designers can communicate with people by only sitting at their desk, so I decided to meet these people and give them an opportunity to speak about their experiences.
I went to their personal places, stores, and even spoke with people on the street, asking them to write their personal feelings about living in London onto a sheet of Perspex.
|The sheet represented an invisible and often intangible barrier that foreigners face living in a land different than their own. The work is more than just a record of these interactions; every person, conversation, and thought that is shared is the true essence of the piece. My hope is that the project will help create a sense of community among foreigners and also provide others a chance to understand someone different from themselves. This work will be continued while I live in London.||next
"I am learning to become a taxi driver. It takes 4 years."
"It is too difficult for foreigners to get a proper job in London."
"Living in London is too fast and tiring."
"I am living in London not just for money, but for my dream."
"When you are hungry at midnight, where can you buy something to eat?"
"I like England."
"Living in London gives me experiences of life."
"I love parks in London."
"People come here for better life."
"We are friends."
"I love the community."
"Living in London is so slow."
"I don't feel alone in London, but I still don't feel like it is mine."
"I like the moon croissant, but I miss real croissants on the street."
"We don't have any problems, but we don't understand many things and that is a problem."
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