For centuries, writers have come to London from across Europe and beyond – as honoured guests and anonymous aliens; tourists and refugees; students and wanderers. In the squalid slums of the East End, in the glitter and glamour of Belgravia, in the unspoilt expanse of Hampstead Heath, these writers lose – and find – themselves. Their encounters with the city leave a mark: on the writer, on their work and, sometimes, on London itself.
Drawing on an interactive digital map of London developed by the UCL European Institute, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, with contributions from across the UCL community, Lost & Found uncovers these literary traces, revealing a Europe and a London of the imagination.
Explore London through the eyes of European writers through the ages and reflect on the city as a place where journeys intersect; where people and cultures meet and are transformed.
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Launch event: 5:30-7:30pm, 24 October 2023, u
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Exhibition Duration: 25 October 2023-31 May 2024