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The Hubb will become an integrated metaphor for bringing a community together in solitude & congregation, and in reflecting & sharing.
The Hubb will become an integrated metaphor for bringing a community together in solitude & congregation, and in reflecting & sharing.
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Our project 'Hubb حب’ has been selected to be showcased on the Brixton Design Trail, as part of the London Design Festival and now we need your help to make it a reality.

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes our city as the design capital of the world. Now in its fifteenth year, it showcases a wealth of talent attracting audiences of over 375,000 people from over 75 countries. This years festival runs from the 16th - 24th of September, with Brixton's theme being 'Love is Power'. 

This years festival runs from the 16th - 24th of September, with Brixton's theme being 'Love is Power'.

‘Love is Power’ has certainly captured our imagination. With the current global spotlight on Islam, we as designers from the Muslim faith wish to add our own story to the trail to see the power of a positive universal message impact our communities. 

 

The Arabic word for love is Hubb, which is derived from the root word seed. Just like a seed, love needs to be nurtured in order for it to grow. The nurturing of a community is vital in order for it to flourish.

In the Islamic community the mosque plays the role of a hub and traditionally the minaret is an architectural device that facilitates a person at the top, calling the local community for individual reflection and congregational gatherings.

The Hubb is a public art installation that takes the traditional concept of a minaret and flips it and clads it in mirrors. This activates the ground making it accessible for individual reflection and replaces the vocal call to a visual call for congregational gatherings. The internal experience of the minaret is enhanced by spatial geometry, whilst externally reflecting its ever changing context.

The Hubb will become an integrated metaphor of the power of bringing a community together in congregation, and in solitude, in sharing and in reflecting. We have had a great response from the community so far, and need you to show Hubb, the power of love. 

 

 

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We wish the community will come together to finance this project as its reflection of the concept of the Hubb.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    Mirrored Hubb Badge

    A mirrored Hubb badge to individually reflect within one self and surroundings.

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    • Mirror Badge
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    Tote Bag & T-Shirt

    Let others reflect upon your Hubb Tote Bag and T-Shirt, both featuring the Hubb identity in a reflective material.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $655

    Mini Hubb Model

    A mini 1:100 scale Hubb model for friends and family to gain their own reflection outside of Brixton.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,310

    Feature on the Hubb Plaque

    Your name or company will feature on a plaque next to the Hubb

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