‘Cardboard City’ is a physical expression of the aspiration, struggle and resolution of the young and homeless. The piece documents 4 elements in a young homeless person’s journey; homelessness, community, education and aspiration. Each tier of the piece details these elements with individual stories taken from real life accounts. The backdrop has taken architectural cues specifically associated with social housing from around the country, to create a city that aims to represents all locations and all people. The use of cardboard, a material synonymous with the homeless, allows us to link aspects of the city to the core or the subject matter.
Acrylicize collaborated with Polly Lindsay, a paper artist with a passion for turning a flat sheet of paper into a tangible thing of beauty, as well as artist Ben Fowler, known for his remarkable cardboard creations, to create a backdrop for LandAid’s annual 2017 fundraising gala dinner at London’s Guild Hall.
LandAid is the property industry charity, working all year round to help make their vision of ending youth homelessness in the UK a reality.
|Location:||London’s Guild Hall, London|