London’s Hidden Histories: Remembering Limehouse Chinatown
2019
London’s first Chinatown was established in the 1800s near the docklands in Limehouse. Today, there are little to no remnants of this rich cultural past. I’ve created a series of Chinese papercut-inspired decorative windowpieces and sculptural pieces for the town to bring this history back to life. 




The first Chinese-owned busineses in Limehouse were mostly grocery stores, laundromats, and restaurants. I designed three different woodcuts based off of these businesses. The restaurant-themed woodcut would be implemented on restaurant walls and windows, laundry-themed piece implemented in laundromats, and grocery store-themed piece in grocery stores.







I wanted to create a more physical and interactive experience so I extended the 2-dimensional woodcuts into a sculptural piece to be placed near the docklands as well as residential open spaces.






bonus: scrap paper for spraypainting... turned out quite nicely