The 25th article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights asserts that adequate shelter and housing are fundamental to our human rights.This is the second year that they have drawn London - this year they've focused on the West End - which was split into a 10 x 10 grid of squares. (Last year they drew the City of London)
Article 25, the UK organisation, works to enable this right by building solutions to global problems.
Article 25 is an operational UK registered charity that designs, builds, and manages projects to provide better shelter wherever there is disaster, poverty, or need.
The project focuses on a different area of the city each year, with a grid of 100 squares laid over the chosen area. The resulting squares are then allocated to the participants who create an original artwork based on the buildings and public space within it. These pieces of artwork form a collective snapshot of London from one-hundred personal view points, forming a unique showcase of British architectural heritage.The Drawing Weekend - which happened this year on 15th September - is when the drawing takes place. Here's a video of what happened.
These are the participants - I spotted two artists who I recently featured in 'Built" : recording and responding to the construction process - Patricia Cain, ("Soho Construction") Jeanette Barnes (No. 66 Lincoln’s Inn Field).
|Jeanette Barnes drawing 66 Lincolns Inn Fields and cranes|
- Norman Ackroyd "Study of September Sunlight"
- Sir Terry Farrell ("Courtyard: Comyn Ching and Comyn Ching"),
- Lord Norman Foster "The British Museum - A Working Sketch"
- David Gentleman ("St. James’s Square")
- Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (Fitzrovia)
- Zaha Hadid ("Leicester Square")
- and Paul Smith ("360 Degrees")
- as well as an awful lot of architects and designers.
However you can still see: