The notion of boundaries, whether physical or mental, define how we behave and interact within a space. This is especially evident when it comes to our homes, where we mark our territory with anything from iron gates to garden hedges. Yet there are 170,000 people in London who don’t have a safe, secure and stable place to call their own. And as the housing crisis deepens, more and more people are being forced into temporary accommodation or onto the streets.
In partnership with Shelter, we are organising an auction as part of the London Festival of Architecture to raise awareness and money to help tackle homelessness. Featuring pieces from the city’s famous faces, creative industries and those who have lived experience of homelessness, it will paint a picture of how we experience boundaries in our everyday lives.
Following an introduction from Shelter, guests will be invited to bid on the artworks in both a silent and live auction, led by actor and comedian David Schneider. All lots will be sold anonymously, so that bidders don’t know whether they’re getting a 'Banksy' or a 'Bloggs'!
With thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Southern Grove, Future Generation, Bristow Johnson, BuroHappold Engineering, Buzzacott, Civic Engineers, Conisbee, Curtins, Ellis + Moore, Greengage, make:good, Max Fordham, Metropolitan & Suburban, Peter Brett Associates and Price & Myers.
Sign up here to reserve a free place.