Welcome to the Phab* People blog.  An eclectic collection of inspirations, thoughts, influences and news from the design world in general and from  the Hoxton, Shoreditch and Brick Lane area of London.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

They come from the Future

This time of year sees the advent of the art & design college degree shows. These are always a mixed bunch but luckily as most of them are on my door step at the Old  Truman Brewery, Brick Lane,  organised under the umbrella organisation Free Range. I do take  the time to visit. Each week a whole new set of fresh graduates descend upon the complex with the intention of pitching their wares, skills or ideas. We are into week 2 of 8 but so far I have seen little that has got me excited. However, this morning walking along Dray walk I popped into another little exhibition running alongside the shows. An organisation called Create to Learn , whose aim is to  get young people involved in the arts, were showing the work of local primary school children who, under the guidance of students had generated a beautiful and innocently brave body of work.
Also among these pics is  a display from a  Middlesex University's textile student, which almost attains the same level of appreciation

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