Monday 18 June 2012 8.22pm
my name is Matilde Martinetti and I'm currently contributing to "Union Press
" project (21st June - 1st July, Flat Iron Square
) - www.unionpress.cc
The title of my specific contribution is "STEREO-TYPE. Questioning stereotypes. Busting Stereo-Type. Knowing Union Street
". My aim is to discover the "hidden side" of Union Street
and its surroundings, people and places that have shaped and are shaping Union Street
ís multifaceted identity while undermining the obvious or conventional stereotypes about the area(for example Dickensian slums). I would like to create a temporary and alternative road marking using eco-stencil (the rain will clean them!). They will show significant places such as "Red Cross Garden
" or "Cross Bones Graveyard
" alongside the official/tourist road marking.
I would really appreciate your help... In your opinion, is there any other place or person (from the past or the present) - a part from the 2 mentioned above - that is significant for the identity of the area? They could also be, for instance, a local shop or market struggling to face the gentrification process. What or who else is still hidden, and not part of the main road markings towards Tate Modern
I'm collecting contribution to prepare the stencils. Then, I will be at Flat Union Square on 26th June, from 10am to 6 pm and I would be very glad if you will come to make few stencils with me. I'm at your disposal for any further information or material you may need as I will be around the area next days.
Thanks a lot for your help.