Shoreditch past, present and yet to come

It was a particularly grey London day when I took this picture of one of Hackney artist Stik‘s murals.

 

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Representing the past, present and future of Shoreditch, the figures really stand out in, peering down at the traffic on Old Street.

The Guardian made a mini-documentary about the creation of the mural, with Stik himself explaining his thoughts behind the creation and interviews with Shoreditch residents about the rapidly changing area of the city. Raising issues of gentrification and homogenisation, it’s a fascinating behind the scenes look at the processes and thoughts behind a piece of art as well as a glimpse into a community going through a rapid transformation.

 

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