Artist Sabba Khan came in earlier in the week to print posters for 10x10, a fundraising event by Article 25. She talks to us about her work and the project.
The name of my print is 'A Lifetime at the Trowbridge'. All within the last 60 years we bare witness to major shifts in the urban landscape around the Trowbridge Estate. Victorian houses swept away for seven 21 storey towers in the 60's which then were unceremoniously demolished in the 90s for the Estate as we know it now. From birth, to middle age to retirement- one lifetime sees it all. I made the print for 10×10 Drawing the City, Article 25’s major annual fundraising event. From a grid drawn over a part of London one hundred artists are given a square each and make a piece of art based on their allocated area. These works are then auctioned off at a special fundraising reception evening, which this year will be held at the RIBA headquarters in Portland Place.
Article 25 work to enable the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of people. They build solutions to global problems and provide the skills and knowledge needed to make safe and appropriate building projects possible. Their vision is of a world where all people have access to dignified shelter and housing, adequate and safe school buildings and effective clinics and hospitals.
The Artist: Sabba Khan is an artist and designer. After having studied architecture in Central Saint Martins and the University of Westminster she has gone on to explore the intersection between storytelling and space. Her art practice celebrates personal experience and how it is shaped by the wider urban context.
For more information: http://www.article-25.org/