Yinka Ilori has worked with the LEGO Group on a new playful, interactive installation that is coming to London, UK from October 28 – Laundrette of Dreams.
From October 28, families and LEGO fans in London will be able to visit Launderette of Dreams, an installation by artist Yinka Ilori. The play space is part of the Rebuild the World campaign and celebrates how children can change the world through the power of play.
Children from Yinka’s school, St Jude & St Paul’s Church of England Primary School, helped to come with up with the concepts that informed the installation. It reimagines a community launderette as a vibrant play space, combining LEGO bricks with the artist’s signature colourful style.
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The installation will run from October 28 until November 6 at 133-135 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG in Shoreditch, London, United Kingdom. A limited number of workshops will run for children that must be booked in advance – more information on booking those is promised soon.
From the press release:
The Launderette of Dreams hopes to show that even the most mundane activities can be joyful when approached with the playful optimism of a child. The installation will invite visitors to come together, inspire them to build their own creations using LEGO bricks and highlight how play can help children develop life-long skills such as creative problem solving, communication and resilience.