Listening Project

Conversation between friends and colleagues, Hector and Aleks, about architecture, London and their idea of home.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC New Broadcasting House, London

  • Interviewees

    Arkomanis, Ektoras, 1978- (male), Catina, Aleks, 1976- (male)

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    BBC London

  • Recordist

    Pepper, Louise

  • Abstract

    Hector was born and brought up in Athens. He came to London to study architecture and the history of architecture nearly twenty years ago and now teaches the same subject at his alma mater. He met Aleks at university and they are now colleagues and both live in East London. Aleks was born in Romania and moved to Germany with his family when he was 7. They discuss the architecture of London, the appeal of teaching, the differences for this generation of students compared to their own experiences of university and the idea of returning 'home' - Hector feels a pull to Greece but Aleks isn't sure where 'home' is for him anymore, especially as his parents now live in France.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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