What is 10x10?
10×10 Drawing the City is 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.
10×10 is a unique concept, with the architects, designers and artists producing wonderful pieces of artwork inspired by the environment they help to create, as well as providing a commentary and critique on the constantly changing landscape of the capital.
This year for 10×10 we have chosen the neighbourhoods of and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A remarkable aspect of the London’s approach to the 2012 Games was an absolute focus on legacy.
The legacy not only for the future of this part of London, but the legacy for communities world-wide: through inspiring children and young adults to realise their potential and fulfil their ambitions. That has deep resonance with Article 25’s work with some of the most vulnerable communities across many continents. Our mission is to help improve their futures, often in the aftermath of disasters, through building excellent, resilient infrastructure and space for health, education and fulfilling livelihoods.