We are delighted to announce that we are the official charity partner for this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, one of the UK’s biggest design festivals that will be bringing added colour and vibrancy to London’s leading design district between 19th and 21st May.
As part of the programme we are collaborating with our friends at Scandinavian Business Seating– who will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their Danish RBM brand- and russ+henshaw to present Agora on the Green, an installation on Clerkenwell Green that will provide the public with a new gathering space to relax and socialise. Agora on the Green is a representation of how quality design can reinvigorate public spaces and bring communities closer together, mirroring the ethos that underpins the work of Article 25. Our projects strengthen local capacity through community participation and bring new life to communities vulnerable to the effects of poverty, disaster and conflict. The partnership celebrates this concept through the strong design principles established by RBM and russ+henshaw whilst raising awareness of our work in delivering essential buildings across the globe. Please come and visit us at Clerkenwell Green and enjoy the new space.
We will also be hosting a 3 day exhibition of our projects at SB Seating’s showroom at 63 Central Street, the focal point of which will be a virtual build portal that will support our Nepal reconstruction emergency appeal. Showroom visitors can donate to the virtual construction of a new seismic-resistant school, enabling Article 25 to deliver a new school for the children of Kathmandu that will be able to withstand the impact of future earthquakes. Displayed alongside the virtual build will be 3D models of our project portfolio and Article 25 representatives will be on hand throughout each day to discuss our work.
Our presence at the festival will culminate with a fundraising party at the SB seating showroom, where Article 25’s chair of trustees Sunand Prasad will deliver a presentation of our work. Design guru Steve Edge will also be on hand to host an auction of some one-off design pieces, which includes artwork by Eva Jiricna CBE. Attendees will also be able to enjoy canapes, networking opportunities with some of the industry’s leading experts and of course the drinks will be flowing throughout the evening. RSVP for the event by clicking here.