The notion of boundaries, whether physical or mental, define how we behave and interact within a space. This is especially evident when it comes to our homes, where we mark our territory with anything from iron gates to garden hedges. Yet there are 170,000 people in London who don’t have a safe, secure and stable place to call their own. And as the housing crisis deepens, more and more people are being forced into temporary accommodation or onto the streets.
In partnership with Shelter, Levitt Bernstein – a creative practice of architects, urban designers and landscape architects – are organising an auction as part of the London Festival of Architecture to raise awareness and money to help tackle homelessness. Featuring pieces from the city’s famous faces, creative industries and those who have lived experience of homelessness, it will paint a picture of how we experience boundaries in our everyday lives.
Following an introduction from Shelter, guests will be invited to bid on the artworks in both a silent and live auction, led by actor and comedian David Schneider. All lots will be sold anonymously, so that bidders don’t know whether they’re getting a 'Banksy' or a 'Bloggs'!
6pm - arrival
6.15pm - welcome and silent auction opens
7pm - live auction begins
8.30pm - silent auction closes
9pm - artists revealed
10pm - close
Canapes will be provided by Dhaba.
The full list of participating artists is as follows:
Jane Ackroyd, Paul Augarde and Danny Tompkins, Deombaca-Badjana Balde, Barnaby Barford, Lorenzo Belenguer, Hanna Benihoud, Tony Bevan, Ben Blossom, Lee Bofkin, Dinah Bornat, Teresa Borsuk, Sally Bradforth, Michael Brennand-Wood, Suchi Chidambaram, Nick Clark, The Connor Brothers, Fearne Cotton, Tim Crocker, Ted Cullinan, Fred Cuming, Neil Deely, Miranda Donovan, James Lee Duffy, Amro Elbih, Max Fordham, Peter Freeman, Chloe Fremantle Blegvad, Christine Gallant, Juliet Goodden, Nina Goodyer, Mariana Gordan, Kim Grahame, Gillian Harrison, Ron Haselden, Susanna Heron, Ivan Hugo, Charline Jacobs, Claire James, Jaykoe, Quentin Jones, Amandeep Kalra, Roddy Langmuir, Honey Lloyd, Jane Lloyd, Ellie Marcus, Andy Matthews, Jock McFadyen, Nina McCafferty, Jack Mears, Charlotte Millbank, Chris Millbank, Sadie Morgan, Mali Morris, Sandy Morrison, Farshid Moussavi, Peter Murray, Polly Neate, Sabi North, David Pearce, Stephen Proctor, Andy Puncher, Sue Ridge, Blanc Sceol, Sophia Ward, Orlando Weeks, Lucietta Williams, Leah Wood, Patricia Woodward, Melissa Woolford.
With thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: Southern Grove, Future Generation, Bristow Johnson, BuroHappold Engineering, Buzzacott, Cantor Developments, Civic Engineers, Conisbee, Curtins, Delvendahl Martin, Ellis + Moore, Greengage, make:good, Max Fordham, Metropolitan & Suburban, Peter Brett Associates and Price & Myers.