I IS ANOTHER
London, December 2017
''I Is Another'' is an invitation for the participants to immerse themselves in a discovery process to understand urban regeneration in Stratford, a metropolitan district in East London. This neighbourhood has undergone an intense process of urban regeneration over the past decade and the local community has been forced to move away, transforming an urban collective identity into an individualised consumer one. This process of gentrification results in deep political and cultural isolation.
Participants were invited to inhabit another person’s shoes. Walking around a secret location in Stratford and following an orientation manual, they explored the rapid transformations occurring in this neighbourhood. At the end of the journey, they were invited to leave a message about their experience on their shoes, which were like a blank canvas.