RDP Index

Sharpay Yuan

My research explores the social history and hidden stories of Shepherd’s Bush Market.

I started my research process by observing and illustrating the social interactions in the market. I continued by having direct conversations with current shops  to discover stories and historical information. I also conducted archival research which allowed me to gain historical and contemporary insights from many perspectives.

By engaging with stories that I learnt from direct conversations and researching archival documents, I was able to discover hidden truths and history about the market. Shepherd’s Bush Market is a vibrant and culturally diverse hub with a complicated history. I am interested in how the past and present shapes the market’s community and their sense of belonging.