Art, Architecture and Design students and graduates are creating installations for the community art exhibition.
Date: 15 June 2021
Students and graduates from the School of Art, Architecture and Design are creating installations for Summer in Aldgate, a community art exhibition taking place from 25 June to 9 July. The exhibition shines a light on the creative work and community activities that have taken place locally over the last year, displayed in over twenty-five local sites.
London Met’s participation in the exhibition is supported by the Stronger Communities grant scheme, organised by the City of London Corporation. The grant is awarded to projects or services that are being delivered for the benefit of communities or beneficiaries within the City of London and its Housing Estates across London
The installations the students have created are:
- Common heritages/Common futures by Textiles BA students at 83 Middlesex Street.
- New Monuments for Aldgate by Public Art and Performance MA students at Dorsett City Hotel.
- Aldgate Collages and Dawn Chrous at Toynbee Hall, Aldgate Birds at Crisis Cafe, and Aldgate Jellyfish at Fazdena Cafe, all created by the School’s Projects Office.
Jen Ng, Projects Coordinator at The School of Art, Architecture and Design, said: "We're delighted to be contributing to Summer in Aldgate exhibitions, to display the work made in the community during the December lockdown of 2020.
“These objects that were made expressed personal feelings about Aldgate during lockdown and for the future, so although they were made apart, we are proud to bring them all together now in local windows."