As part of the series profiling some of the work the college is doing in London’s East End; projects, initiatives and partnerships we hope to build on; I would like to continue the story about our partnership with ART AGAINST KNIVES.
RAMs Place Market was a temporary pop-up fashion and art hub, curated by The Barbican and Create London, at the heart of the Morning Lane area of Hackney.
In the summer of 2014, LCF welcomed back participants from the ART AGAINST KNIVES project to RAMs Place Market, following the successful ‘Design + Make’ workshop at Golden Lane. Some of the group took part in this additional workshop using the technical skills and knowledge they had learnt on their project course to assist and inspire a group of young Hackney residents who had signed up for the event.
The project coincided with the ‘street meets couture’ emphasis of the Barbican exhibition, The Fashion Worlds of Jean-Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
The ‘Design + Make’ partnership with ART AGAINT KNIVES is now being developed to run as an annual programme from 2015.