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 for the restaurants, grocery stores, and laundromats around 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 to be implemented in the current restaurants, grocery stores, and laundromats in Limehouse. 


The woodcuts were implemented in context-specific locations based on the designs. The restaurant-themed piece would be implemented on restaurant walls and windows, laundry-themed piece implemented in laundromats, and grocery store-themed piece in grocery stores.



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