London Developer goes in search of ‘Home’ at this year’s London Design Festival
At this year’s London Design Festival, London property developer Anthology, in celebration of its fifth anniversary in business, will be hosting a special free event entitled ‘Stories of Home: In Conversation’ on 18th September, between 4.30pm and 7pm at its popular Hoxton Press development.
Stories of Home is a collaboration between Anthology and creative agency Greenspace which explores the concept of home and what it means to Londoners. To discover what ‘home’ really means to everyday people, stories have been collected from across the areas that Anthology is currently creating new neighbourhoods - Deptford, Hoxton, Tottenham Hale and Wembley.
The stories which have been compiled in to a book will be featured as part of an exhibition at the upcoming event. Guests will also be able to attend a panel discussion exploring the topic of home, which will include speakers Adrian Caddy, Founder and CEO of Greenspace, and commissioned photographer, Henry Hunt discussing the ‘Stories of Home’ idea, creative process and the concept of ‘home’.
Mark Dickinson, Anthology’s Managing Director, said: “As we celebrate Anthology’s fifth birthday this is the perfect opportunity to pause, reflect and explore what home means to Londoners so we are delighted that we are bringing a collection of Londoners’ personal stories to life.
“Telling and creating stories is at the core of Anthology’s ethos to ensure the heritage of the areas we are creating new homes is reflected. It is well said that home is where the heart is so the topic of ‘home’ is very important to us and also our customers who are starting their next chapters with us. So many memories are created within the home and the neighbourhoods we live in so we can’t wait to unveil our exhibition showcasing the many different walks of life.”
Adrian Caddy of Greenspace commented: “It’s a pleasure to be participating in the London Design Festival with our friends at Anthology. Since the first day we began on this journey together, we saw it as our responsibility to care about the life stories of real people living in and around each of the neighbourhoods that we help to create. ‘Stories of Home’ is a photo-journalistic exhibition that reflects some of the wonderful faces and voices of a few people we have met along the way.”
The London Design Festival, which takes place from 15 – 23 September celebrates and promotes London as a global capital in design. The annual festival has taken place since 2003 and gives the opportunity for architects, artists and designers to showcase their work.
For more information and to register your attendance please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stories-of-home-tickets-48060501253 - availability is limited and those interested in attending are urged to register at the earliest opportunity.