Weaving Migrations

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05 Feb - 13 Apr 2016

10am to 5pm


Friday 5 February - Wednesday 13 April 2016

10am-5pm Monday-Friday
11am-4pm Saturday

La Bodeguita:
12-10pm​ Monday-Thursday
12-7pm Friday-Sunday

Private View: Thursday 4 February, 6-9pm​ at LCC

Weaving Migrations is a free event, open to the public. Booking is only required for the accompanying talk listed below.

Weaving Migrations is an audiovisual installation about cultural interactions between students and staff of London College of Communication and workers and visitors in the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.  

The installation by Patricia Diaz and Ximena Alarcón showcases three short films with binaural sound, interweaving everyday observations, feelings and memories about both places from members of the respective communities. The installation will act as a metaphorical link following the permanent closure of the pedestrian subway which once physically linked the two spaces. 

Weaving Migrations will be displayed simultaneously in two spaces: the Upper Gallery at LCC and La Bodeguita restaurant and café in the Shopping Centre. This has been one of the most popular places for the LCC community to gather for relaxation, food, retirement and farewell parties for many years. It is also an icon of the Colombian community, one of the biggest migrant communities that has lived and worked in the area of Elephant and Castle.


Talk: Weaving Migrations by Patricia Diaz and Ximena Alarcón
A Pause for Reflection

Thursday 4 February
Lecture Theatre B
*Please book using the form below*

In this accompanying event, speakers from LCC and leaders of the community will join a conversation about the changes that are taking place at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre as an introduction to the audiovisual installation Weaving Migrations.

For many years, communities from the two buildings have been crossing paths using the Shopping Centre as a space for transit, leisure, special celebrations and daily meals. What efforts have been made to reflect on and create meaningful links with communities at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre?

This is a conversation about the immediate future and the importance of memory, space and place in this context.

Guest speakers:

Dr. Patria Román, Latin Elephant
Eva Sajovic, Artist
Peter Osborne, Senior Lecturer


Watch the Weaving Migrations film

View images from the Private View on Flickr

Weaving Migrations is part of LCC's public programme.