This project aimed to explore and further understand the complex interactions and community that surround and benefit from the Church Street Market in Paddington.

Phase one - The Church St. Cookbook: Employing a market stall amongst the daily traders, the cross-culturally popular staple ingredient "the aubergine" was exchanged for home-cooking recipes (we received over one hundred recipes form twenty one nations)

Phase two - AUBERGINE:NW8: A one-day-only street restaurant was installed within the market where a selection of the recipes turned into dishes and the public into collaborators. The restaurant was visited by members of the public, westminster council chairmen, community officers, gallery curators, artists, and curious by-standers, discussing the current state of the neighbourhood and it's pending change with their mouths full.

Produced as part of Anatomy of a Street, London Festival of Architecture 2010