'No Place Like Home': Eco-fashion enters the public space debate


The third installation in the NO PLACE LIKE HOME series aims to stimulate further public debate about urban public spaces focussing on issues of history, fashion and re-use.

Tallinn Shadow Memory is a public space media-art installation by Estonian fashion designer Reet Aus and Ville Hyvönen, a cross-disciplinary media-artist.  Reet is well-regarded for her pioneering work in creating high fashion through recycling, upcycling and reusing.  She has worked extensively in the theatre and is particularly interested in the relationship between (recycled) costume and the space it inhabits. 

Through a bold interactive exhibition that employs miniature LED video projectors, Shadow Memory addresses the potential of creating new public space in the historical context of Talllin.  Real-time projections generate ghostly moving images digitally reconstructed from historical images of the costume, people and places of medieval Tallinn. Subtle images are visible in the shadows that the visitors themselves create inside the public space.

Pioneered by Scott Brownrigg, and conceived in collaboration with Dr Ivana Wingham, senior lecturer at The University of Brighton, The No Place Like Home series aims to explore the design of public space by using a series of week-long installations to engage the architectural community, academics and the public in a debate on what makes a public space.  The installations are designed by several academics, architects and artists and focus on four European cities –, Athens, London, Tallinn and Milan.  They are transforming Scott Brownrigg’s minimally designed private reception space into an extension of the London street and a public gallery.

A free public lecture about Tallinn Shadow Memory followed by a debate about the issues raised will be held on Thursday 14 January at Scott Brownrigg’s offices from 6pm.  If you would like to attend, please call in advance to reserve your place.

11 - 15 January 2010 
Opening times:   
Public lecture: 
Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm (Thursday to 8pm)
Thursday 14 January 6 for 6.30pm.
Scott Brownrigg, 77 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DZ
T:  020 7240 7766 

 Tallinn Shadow Memory is supported by the Estonian Embassy in London  Estonian Embassy Logo