6/10 - Annie Besant's identity is interpreted in the reveal of our sixth folly

Interpreted Identity: Annie Besant
Architects: One Works
Showcased at: The Marlborough Sports Garden, Union Street, SE1
Exhibited: 01 - 30 June

As part of our month-long collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture, the sixth folly to be revealed comes from One Works who has interpreted the identity of Annie Besant. 

Annie Besant was a women's rights activist and progressive thinker whose values are regarded as commonplace today. A supporter of Indian and Irish self-rule, Besant was also a prominent speaker for the National Secular Society (NSS) as well as being a writer.

"She is an inspiring reminder of the strength in numbers how one person’s actions can catalyse collective action towards a greater result," say One Works. “We are privileged to be representing Annie Besant. If you read more about her interesting story, you will understand how she is an inspiring reminder of the strength in numbers – how one person’s actions can catalyse collective action towards a greater result. This is reflected in our design approach.”

“It’s fantastic to see the new Marlborough Sports Garden being used for this design challenge,” said Tim Wood, Chair of BOST. “It's also been wonderful working alongside the LFA to celebrate these unsung local heroes whose stories we are proud to tell.”

Each day we will be showcasing a ‘folly’, so watch this space for the reveals and of course come and see all ten from 01 June - 30 June.

To find out more about the Interpreted Identities design challenge, click here.

For more information on the designers or follies please contact: Concrete Communications olivia@concretecomms.com

One Works pulls it all together; as a global design and consultancy firm, we offer integrated architecture, infrastructure and urban engineering services.

One Works are experts in dealing with crowded spaces. Their extensive knowledge of diverse physical, environmental, historical and social conditions, help create and shape dynamic places for people.

 

Olivia Mudie