Tendai's Tour

Tendai's Tour

Tendai's Tour

Our Role

  • Ethnographic research
  • Orginal Project
  • Photography
  • Publication design
  • Urban research

Tendai’s Tour

An artist’s book allowing a view into one boy’s life growing up in East London

Tendai’s Tour is a 16-year-old boy’s walk from school to his house, and was part of a larger series of tours that Gabrielle took with residents in Tower Hamlets and Hackney, East London. This is a small book, where images and the transcription of his tour are intertwined.

As exhibited, it has been shown as the book accompanied with a recording of Tendai’s voice as he narrated our tour through his neighborhood. Tendai’s recorded voice guides one through this intimate book of still images, in such a way that the viewer plays the role of community confidante. This project allows you to understand this boy’s movement through his world, as guided by the landmarks we each make to define and demarcate our individual communities.

Our Role

  • Ethnographic research
  • Orginal Project
  • Photography
  • Publication design
  • Urban research