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Christopher Houghton Budd

Christopher Houghton Budd is an economic and monetary historian, whose lifelong quest is to prove Thomas Carlyle wrong when he said economics is a dismal science. Taking up that challenge has led Christopher Houghton Budd to begin illustrating his economics lectures and workshops using coloured pastels on black paper – black being the 'colour’ of freedom. 

Based in Folkestone, Christopher Houghton Budd proposes a new town centre. Houghton Budd’s conceptual intervention is manifested through a circle of light, marking the historically indisputable centre of the town (the point where The Old High Street crossed the Pent River on a bridge to the fishing village) and renaming it The Plaza.


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