Propland: Reprogramming Television Centre
Welcome to Propland, W12. Here lies Television Centre, former home of the BBC, amid a scatter of prop warehouses and costume stores. A façade junkyard, a museum of appearances, Propland teems with things flimsy, fabricated and faked. Here is a stage for a revolving cast of institutions and developers, enlisting and excluding communities, as best fits their dreams.
Propland serves as a platform for writing, where the legacies of an area, an institution, and a building, can be taken up and configured in new ways. By reprogramming Television Centre, this collection of critical essays and speculative writings recounts less familiar histories, repurposing scenes we might have seen before, for worlds imagined otherwise.
Kelvin Chuah, Jacqueline Duan, Jessica E Dyer, Kole Fulmine, Shira Jeczmien, Sam John, Emily LaBarge, Alice Larsson, Ella Lewis-Williams, Izabela Anna Moren, Douglas Murphy, Oisín Prendergast Knight, Louis Shankar, Alex J Todd, Sophie Tolhurst, Kit Webb.
Designed by Yuanbo Jiang, Liam Johnstone and Jacob Pardoe.
Illustrations by Peony Gent.