An event celebrating the act of hosting and the creation of shared spaces by migrant communities

Hosting fosters a sense of home and in turn creates multiple public homes from atypical spaces and settings in the city. The third N.A.W cohort brings you a multimedia event and installation which focuses on the act of hosting and the creation of shared spaces by migrant and ethnic minority communities in the West. We are interested in interrogating the socio-spatial nature of these restaurants, bars, social clubs and living rooms. Can we learn from their communality and extend this to generate solidarities across the city? 

The night will consist of an introduction from Torange Khonsari, co-founder of Public Works, who recently brought the ‘Ministry of Common Land’ to this year’s Venice Biennale as part of ‘The Garden of Privatised Delights’. You will receive a limited copy of our pamphlet: When I Get Home, from which we will be reading and sharing our thoughts. There will be plenty of small eats and drinks to enjoy. BYOB.


Torange Khonsari is Co-Founder and Director of the art and architecture practice Public Works since 2004, an inter-disciplinary practice working on community engaged public art, performative events, architecture, and urban commons. Her projects directly impact public space, working with local organisations, communities, government bodies and stakeholders. Torange has currently written and is course leader of Design for Cultural Commons Masters at London Metropolitan University.


Thursday 04 November 2021, 19:00 – 22:00

Host of Leyton, 658 High Road Leyton, London, E10 6JP


Limited seats are available here. Tickets cost £10.