Working with artists and professionals to help future residents of Haggerston & Kingsland West take ownership by designing their own landscape.
Creative City is delighted to be working with professional artists and residents of the upcoming housing development Haggerston & Kingsland West in East London to devise and deliver their ideas / designs to form part of the future landscape.
‘Design Day’ in March 2012 brought together a team comprising a blacksmith / metal artist, a graphic designer, and a textile artist to inspire ideas on the theme of textiles and history which strongly relates to Spitalfields and Hackney. Residents attended the day, coming with ideas and ambitions turned into palpable designs. A number of artworks and design for gates and railings were presented to the Property Developer L&Q and architects.
We are currently speaking to a Blacksmith artist, about turning these into artworks for the gates.
The next step involves working with a stone carver, Bobbie Fennick, to source monolith and develop a narrative with residents. Bobbie has developed a stunning idea of carving a window into stone revealing a tony aperture into the world behind. We’re set to meet residents to highlights what should be featured in these windows and apertures.
Check the Creative City blog for updates!