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'!
As well as a number of Shelter clients, the list of participating artists is as follows:
Jane Ackroyd, Cany Ash, Paul Augarde, Barnaby Barford, Lorenzo Belenguer, Hanna Benihoud, Tony Bevan, Ben Blossom, Lee Bofkin, Dinah Bornat, Teresa Borsuk, Sally Bradforth, Michael Brennand-Wood, Charlie Brooker, Suchi Chidambaram, Nick Clark, George Clarke, The Connor Brothers, Jeremy Corbyn, David Cotterrell, Fearne Cotton, Tim Crocker, Mackenzie Crook, Ted Cullinan, Fred Cuming, Neil Deely, Giles Deacon, Nikolai Delvendahl, Miranda Donovan, James Lee Duffy, Freddie Edwards, Noel Fielding, Max Fordham, Peter Freeman, Chloe Fremantle Blegvad, Oliver Gingrich, Christine Gallant, Juliet Goodden, Nina Goodyer, Mariana Gordon, Kim Grahame, Sarah Granville, Ron Haselden, Susanna Heron, Ivan Hugo, Claire James, Jaykoe, Quentin Jones, Tania Kovats, Roddy Langmuir, Matthew Lloyd, Ellie Marcus, Andy Matthews, Jock McFadyen, Jack Mears, Charlotte Millbank, Chris Millbank, Sadie Morgan, Mali Morris, Sandy Morrison, Farshid Moussavi, Peter Murray, Polly Neate, Sabi North, David Oakes, Stefi Orazi, Dominic Papa, David Pearce, Ruth Pickard, Aimee Parrott, Stephen Proctor, Andy Puncher, Vic Reeves, Sue Ridge, Blanc Sceol, Stephen Shiell, Robin Simpson, Sophia Ward, Florence Welch, Lucietta Williams, Jesse Wood, Leah Wood, Ronnie Wood, 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, Ellis + Moore, Greengage, make:good, Max Fordham, Metropolitan & Suburban, Peter Brett Associates and Price & Myers.