‘London Made’ is a film – commissioned specially for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 – that celebrates the people, processes and places that make London a productive city.
Looking behind the stage, the exhibition explores the ‘back of house’ supply threads of one of London’s most distinctive cultural venues: the Barbican. Set makers, food and drink manufacturers, lighting specialists and logistics companies are just a sample of the activity that makes London thrive.
Recent strategic thinking and research has revealed that London’s spaces of production are under threat. As the city strives to achieve good growth that benefits its citizens, the film interrogates how can architects, urban designers, developers, planners and policy-makers can sustain and support London’s strengths as a productive city.