Liveness 2021

Banners for Petticoat Lane
Textiles BA

Liveness 2021 (Archive)

James presenting designs on Zoom

Zoom Presentation of Designs, Textiles Studio Mind / Matter

BA Textile design students provided designs for permanent banners on Petticoat Lane Market, using materials produced by schools, residents and local community groups to inspire their designs.

Working with City of London and London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in Autumn 2020 residents, school children, and members of the wider community were invited to feed into designs which explored and reflected upon the rich cultural heritage of Petticoat Lane.

Following workshops developed by local artists Anna van der Poorten and Jenny Mackenzie, they shared over two hundred prints, weaving patterns and creative ideas which were passed onto BA Textiles studio Mind / Matter.

The students transformed what they received into banner designs. Over eighty designs were produced in total, and presented by Course Leader James Hunting for the Winter in Aldgate programme, in December 2020.

These were whittled down to thirty-two, and the public voted on their favourite sixteen, at the ‘Petticoat Lane Give My View’ website, where over five hundred people from around the area participated in the vote.

The permanent banners will be installed on Petticoat Lane market at the end of June.

The sixteen winning banner designs were by Mind / Matter studio members:

Emylle Moura Gabiati
Nanci Lynch
Syeda Rahman and Lizeth Gallegos
Katy Thomas 
Lynn  Outlaw  
Nanci  Lynch  
Molly Davies    
Karmen Lam 
Clara Benedetta Zaina 
Syeda Rahman
Rebecca  Bossley 

Partners were:

AGE UK City of London
The Aldgate School
Canon Barnett Primary School
Christchurch C of E Primary School
Mansell Street Estate residents
Toynbee Hall community members