Once again, Clerkenwell’s streets fills with art and displays from the most iconic architects and designers’s creations. Clerkenwell Design Week is also about events and shows around the city, always celebrating art, design and architecture.
This year, the seventh Clerkenwell Design Week took place from May 24-26 and alongside the bigger practices, the architects and design brands, some awesome smaller creative spots in EC1 were also putting on free events and dis open up their doors for people to have a nose around their studios at the Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe. With so much to see, here are a Clerkenwell Design Week: 5 best events:
A history of London council estates in photographs at the London Metropolitan Archives
The fascinating London Metropolitan Archive hosted an exclusive pop-up exhibition called ‘Somewhere Decent To Live: London’s Council Estates in Photographs, 1895-1975’ during Clerkenwell Design Week. This special exhibition contains photos of the very first council estate in London as well as some of the iconic tower blocks of the 1960s. We hope you didn’t miss one of the best events happening during Clerkenwell Design Week.
Life drawing class at Pilbrow & Partners
Pilbrow & Partners opened up their offices to host ‘an evening of drawing and delight’ . At the open evening, there was a life drawing class, plenty of the organisation’s work on display to check out, and a chance to learn about technology and cutting edge design. We hope you did not miss this one!
To watch a film screening on Clerkenwell Green at Publica
Urban designers and public realm consultants Publica screened a film ‘on’ their outside building’s facade throughout the evening of Wednesday 25 May. The film ‘As Above, So Below’ leads the viewer through London’s green spaces, urban squares, up on to balconies and down onto the banks of the Thames, showing you perspectives on the city that might be unfamiliar to even the most knowledgeable of Londoners.
Explore Clerkenwell with Ben Adams Architects
Ben Adams Architects took design fans on a guided walk through historic Clerkenwell’s hidden alleys and streets on Thursday May 26 to explore the area’s evolving character.
Shop at Creative Clerkenwell’s pop-up for design enthusiasts
Crafty institution Creative Clerkenwell hosted a special pop-up shop on Leather Lane throughout the Clerkenwell Design Week, where visitors were able to buy handmade products, as well as learn about the processes used to create them. The ‘Creative Constellations’ themed store had a wide range of crafts on show – from drawings to ceramics, and jewellery to rugs.