Great to have visited the RCA a couple of times recently - Hilary invited by artist Jessie Brennan to contribute to the expanded practice module for visual communication students on the MA illustration and Dan to speak to Service Design MA students.

A Place Between invites you to an talk by Hilary Powell 

Friday 7 December @ 2pm in GH 203

Hilary Powell’s practice involves collaborative acts of making from a public production line making a pop-up book now collected by V&A, Poetry Library and MoMA to recent experiments with ‘urban alchemy’ putting reclaimed industrial materials to use by reimagining traditional print techniques. From hidden histories to forgotten techniques, the core of her practice is imaginative salvage, placing value on the overlooked and seemingly mundane and highlighting and creating the extraordinary in the everyday. From film and book production to performance and print Hilary Powell works with overlooked processes, materials, people and places in unexpected ways.

Hilary will be talking about her collaborative project Bank Job with Dan Edelstyn. Bank Job is a film and art project in North East London in which a community has come together to work out how to respond to the huge personal debt crisis in Britain. 


She has a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, has been Honorary Fellow at the London Consortium and more recently AHRC Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Leverhulme artist/alchemist in residence with UCL Chemistry. Last year she was recipient of the Stephen Cripp’s Studio Award at High House Production Park supported by Acme Studios, the Henry Moore Foundation, the family of Stephen Cripps and Royal Opera House, Thurrock.

Daniel Edelstyn