10x10 London Exhibition in support of Article 25

Paul Williams, director at Stanton Williams, created a piece of photographic artwork, entitled "51.5049° N, 0.0911° W," for this year's 10x10 Drawing the City: London, in support of Article 25.

Article 25 is the UK’s leading architectural aid charity, named after Article 25 of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares that adequate, dignified buildings and housing are fundamental to our human rights.

This year, a grid of 100 squares was imagined around The Shard, within which artists, architects and photographers produced a piece of art inspired by their individually assigned square.

Paul's image is about two buildings that are a manifestation of contrasting values – community and individualism. The nurturing and sheltering roof canopy of the 19th century Borough Market frames the vertical cut and thrust form of the 21st century Shard, which epitomises the hierarchical and competitive nature of commerce. They are neighbouring structures that reflect very different types of ambition, but, Paul believes, they co-exist and ultimately need and vitalise each other.

The 10x10 London live auction took place at the Shard on 27th November 2014. Paul's piece raised £675 for the charity.