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          hat-itecture: London Festival of Architecture
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        • A hat is a head ornament. It is a construct and comes in many shapes and sizes. Hats may be indicators of social status, they may be used as protection against the elements, religious identity or as fashion statements, much like architecture.

          you&me in conjunction with architect-turned-milliner Gabriela Ligenza are inviting artists to participate in hat-itecture, a shop front pop-up exhibition. The exhibition is part of the London Festival of Architecture and will run from 19th June – 4th July 2010 in the Ligenza flagship store, Sloane Square.

          What would a London hat look like? We invite you to submit a hat inspired by London. Selected entries will form part of an installation curated around the iconic London map.

          Submission deadline for models: Saturday 5th June 10-6pm at Ligenza, 5 Ellis Street SW1X 9AL www.gabrielaligenza.com

          About us
          you&me is a London-based multi-disciplinary design platform, set up in 2009 by Alicja Borkowska and Iris Papadatou. you&me advocate collaboration and use playful, challenging and inclusive methodologies to promote architecture.

          Gabriela Ligenza is an internationally acclaimed milliner and has designed for fashion houses including Missoni, John Galliano, Paul Smith, Jasper Conran and Ferragamo. Her collections retail worldwide in department stores including Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Fenwick in London, Saks 5th Avenue in New York and Le Bon Marche, Paris.

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