"Through design we can change stories"
The positive and genuine feedback we received from our visitors at Spitalfields was incredible valuable and paid off all the hard work. We have collected a few written responses and would like to share them with you. There is no particular order to the following quotes.
“An inspirational exhibition, I hope they learn to understand the complexities of life. Pass it forward.”
– Visitor –
“This world is so unfair…”
– Caz –
“A fantastic piece of installation. I hope the candle continues to shed light on the issue. Congratulations and thank you for your efforts.”
– M –
“Enchanting to see and does so much to promote the whole ethos behind this exhibition. Very privileged to see it.”
– S –
“The sad reality that some people must face to stay alive & active in this world. This story is very inspiring and emphasises that more needs to be done to cater to the interior of the country as opposed to looking good on the exterior to the rest of the world.”
– Visitor –
“Hello World. The Whitechapel Mission was the 1st day centre shown to me, during my first days of homelessness without money for food or drink. A drunken Arsenal fan told me on No 25 bus route and said I know a place that opens up at 6am and serves free tea/coffee and biscuits every morning. Places like this must prevent a lot of crime. Great charity. Great Art also. Good luck with it.”
– Wayne –
– Nina –
“No thoughts to come to me…Just feelings…A chat…I looked at it a second time and I’ll leave with a sense of space. Well done guys! And thank you.”
Tony Miller, Whitechapel Mission
Listless eyes are passing by.
Snubs are stabbing daily.
Living half the life you’ve got,
Spikes protect me, maybe.
Ignore the roughnes, look around
My soul survives inside
Concept by Petya Kalvacheva.
Headlines make and break us, our stories woven into hand-me-downs, ownership lost, memories buried. Concept by Veronica Buzgau.
Meaningful Narratives: The Perception of a Word without Context. Concept by Julie Berdou.
If you want to know how much darkness there is around you, you must sharpen your eyes, peering at the faint lights in the distance” Quote Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities, Concept by Catarina Loureiro.
Abandoned children’s toy, metaphor for a lost world. Concept by Francesca Parpinel