With kind support from Pushkin House.
Programme curated by Elena Zaytseva.
“Tatiana Baskakova invites you to join her on a walk though the sites formerly inhabited by Russian revolutionaries. Figures like Kropotkin, Kollontai, Lenin, Trotsky, Herzen and others chose London as their place to organize and publish more than a century ago. Based in the areas across Clerkenwell, Pentonville and Whitechapel this walk offers a way to collectively explore London through the locations connected to those histories..
For years British media is portraying Russians as commonly millionaires or spies, and one can actually witness cultural dominance of the West London in the presentation of Russian culture, and in forming expatiate identities. The origin of this work is connected to the interest in the exploration of another side of Russian heritage in London: the tradition of political study, revolutionary publishing, organizing and speech making. This work is a result of collaboration with Russian cultural centre, Pushkin House and is a second in the series of diaspora-connected works happening this November.
The walk starts at noon in Pushkin House, on 23 November 2013
There is no need to make bookings and this is a free event.”