Episode 4 of 10: Nick Papadomitrou.
This week, ‘Deep topographer’ and expert on all things riverine and London, Nick Papadomitriou, takes us in search of a man hole he came across two years ago while surveying the Mill Hill area of Barnet.
Nick has devoted himself to surveying the wider Middlesex area in the hope of collecting what he calls a ‘deep library’, in which the forgotten histories he has pieced together will be laid to rest. Nick’s research led to Will Self’s ‘Book of Dave’ as well as a chapter in Iain Sinclair’s ‘London: City of Disappearances’ as well as his collected writings, available at www.middlesexcountycouncil.org.uk
Walking the length of the tunnels for the first time, Nick reads from his research on the area and recounts his experiences of discovering the system.
Tunnel Vision is a ten part series which sees Bruno Rinvolucri dupe a collection of writers, musicians, activists and academics into wading knee deep through the swollen rivers of sewage and miles of forgotten sewers that stretch beneath London’s surface. Safely esconced in the London’s effluvia, Tunnel Vision’s troglodytes explore this hidden and somewhat mysterious subterranenan environment sonically and historically. Leading us on a narrative of fact, fiction, anthropology, architecture, activism, music and sound.
This episode was originally broadcast on 8th September 2009.