We, Poetry Workshop

We, Poetry Workshop


We are alone…

We are all one…

We are…


Join artist Emma Smith and contribute to a collective poem created and edited across the day as a sculptural installation beneath the Leadenhall Building and the neon artwork by Smith, We. Add your own lines to the group poem which weaves its way along the floor and reorder those that are there to create new meanings and poetic resonances. You can also create your own poem poster to take home, using letterpress rubbing blocks of archival We poetry lines.


About the Artist


Emma Smith has a social practice and creates temporary and permanent works. Through installations, performances, objects and actions, her work reveals hidden forms of connectivity: the tacit, the intimate, the transient, the subconscious and the invisible. Smith is based in the UK and works internationally. Previous exhibitions and commissions include for Tate Modern, Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Delfina Foundation, ICA, South London Gallery, Arnolfini, Kettle’s Yard, Bluecoat, Grizedale Arts, Whitworth, HOME Manchester, MAAS Sydney, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Fabrikken for Kunst & Design Copenhagen, and Matadero Madrid among many others. Public realm commissions include for Create London, Art on the Underground, Groundworks, Haringey, Cornwall, Cambridge, Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea Councils. Awards include The Bryan Robertson Trust Award, Andy Warhol Foundation Award, and Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award. Her book ‘Practice of Place’ is published by Bedford PrFess / Architecture Association.


Getting here

  • Train & Underground

    The closest rail stations are Liverpool Street, Moorgate and Fenchurch Street. Underground stations are located at Liverpool Street, Bank, Monument and Aldgate.

  • Bus

    The area is easily accessible by bus routes 25, 35, 40, 47, 48, 149 and 344.

  • Bicycle

    The nearest bicycle parking is located at 22 Bishopsgate, St Mary Axe, Fenchurch St, Fenchurch Ave and Aldgate High Street.

  • Boat

    The nearest pier is located at Tower Pier, which is a 10-minute walk from the project area.