Build to Rent operator Get Living launches ‘What’s in My Home?’ – a new cultural exhibition produced by RÆBURN, designer of The Lab E20, the community and sustainability focused creative hub at its East Village Build to Rent neighbourhood. The opening of this new exhibition and programme also marks the launch of The Lab E20’s new cultural partnership with the Crafts Council. The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft and supports Young Craft Citizens, a collective of 16–30-year-olds interested in shaping the future of craft, design and making in the UK.
This year, Raeburn has worked with Get Living to produce ‘Regenerative by Design’, an expansive programme celebrating London’s cultural innovation across climate action and the circular economy. As part of The Lab E20’s latest cultural programme, Get Living will be supporting the placements of two Young Craft Citizens from neighbouring London boroughs as they gain experience in cultural production, working alongside The Lab E20’s programme partners such as The Sustainable Angle, Hole & Corner Magazine and Fashion Revolution.
The Young Craft Citizens (Crafts Council) will produce three events in February and March, exploring creative careers, reaching out to young people and engaging family audiences in creative making activities. Young participants will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in the space, through events that connect young audiences to the Craft Council’s theme ‘Regenerative by Design: what’s in my home’.
“Crafts Council is delighted to be partnering with Get Living to support young people to develop creative and professional skills at The Lab E20. Through this new partnership Crafts Council will work to support two members of our Young Craft Citizens network from the neighbouring boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Camden to lead the programming of three events at The Lab E20.”Youcef Hadjazi, Young People’s Producer, Crafts Council
Designed by Christopher Raeburn in partnership with Get Living, The Lab E20 is London’s flagship creative hub, a 3,500 sq ft double-height space on the ground floor of Victory Plaza, which launched in 2020. It has brought together emerging, local and global innovators in fashion, tech and design to share principles of sustainable living with the local community.
“Get Living has long recognised the value of creativity in communities, and this partnership with Crafts Council provides a further opportunity for us to support young people in getting a professional foothold in the creative industries. The Lab E20, now in its third year, represents a space that enables innovation and creativity and encourages sustainable living. We are excited to deliver a new programme of events for all residents and visitors to East Village.”Ailish Christian-West, Chief Operating Officer, Get Living