Over the course of one year emerging Swiss Design will be presented at umlaut¨ on Fashion Street, off Brick Lane in London. This initiative was taken to give the vibrant, innovative design movement in Switzerland a presence in the context of one of the world’s leading cultural cities, examining the scope of contemporary design questions and approaches.
This series of design exhibitions is the result of a close collaboration between the Swiss Cultural Fund UK (SCF) and Blattler Ltd to give emerging graphic design, product design, design theory and research, digital design and contemporary making a platform in a not-for-profit framework to establish an intercultural dialogue between Swiss designers and the London public.
Gallery opening times: weekdays from 9am to 5pm.
As young Swiss who have moved to East London, we have engaged with the history and current situation in and around Brick Lane, gaining an insight into how different cultures and professions have contributed to the development of the area and the city as a whole.
The current political situation in the UK and Europe poses the question as to whether governments and civil societies should do more to improve the public’s attitude towards immigrants in order to allow us to enjoy the rich multicultural community we now experience.
Through the symbolic use of bricks, we will deliver the message that on the one hand it takes many individuals in the community to physically build up a rich multicultural society, yet on the other hand an accumulation of political changes over time could present a structure that in fact could barricade this very society.
David Suter, Interior Designer
Rafayel Sdanewitsch, Graphic Designer
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