Hattie Wade

Hattie Wade (1993, UK) is a research-based investigative filmmaker, designer, and graduate of the master Non Linear Narrative

Interview Hattie Wade

Hattie Wade interviewed by Benjamin Earl during the Graduation Show 2021 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Thy Cities Shall With Commerce Shine – Part I

Graduation project 2020-2021 by Hattie Wade
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Heritage is a political resource that is used to create and define a national identity. From a young age, Britons are educated in nationalist pride through sites of heritage – but as these narratives are almost exclusively based on the notion of a heroic past, structural forgetfulness is created through selective memory.

Thy Cities Shall With Commerce Shine is an upcoming four-part video series that addresses legislative injustice using one insurance marketplace – Lloyd’s of London – as a springboard. Part I calls attention to their custom Grade I listed building, and questions why is it that this building is listed as Britain’s youngest monument?

Hattie Wade, Thy Cities Shall With Commerce Shine – Part I
Installation view, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert
Hattie Wade, Thy Cities Shall With Commerce Shine – Part I
Installation view, KABK Graduation Show 2021, photo: Roel Backaert

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