Does hyper-gentrification have an aesthetic? London’s coffee outlets are on the rise, providing us with a daily fix of coffee and sandwiches. Yet, through their quaint, textural and rustic aesthetic, it seems these outlets are trying to communicate something to us. What is it we yearn for in worn-out wood, chalkboards and brown sacks of coffee beans? Could it be that they’re not so shiny and corporate after all?

Created in collaboration with Hannah Stewart as part of CAPITAL – MAP/making 2018, a collaborative music and performance showcase transformed the Barbican Exhibition Halls through found materials, sound, image and light.