‘Diverse’ is a perfect word both for creative London, and to describe Attenborough’s work—from the range of productions he champions in his role as theatre director, to the scope of his directorial work.
Michael Attenborough is a talented and prolific English theatre director. He was the Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre in London from 2002 until earlier this year when he stepped down to concentrate on his directing career. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to the theatre.
“Many of the words picked by contributing artists for this project are celebratory, my first word is quite the opposite, A reflection on the homeless ‘culture’ and the existence of the homeless beneath the noses of the daily grind. Everything is temporary when you get moved on, when you nomadically source food, shelter and friendship. The material (cardboard) reflects a material used as shelter and as a ‘padding’ to buffer the hard cold concrete beds which many people sleep on in the city that never sleeps. Cardboard itself is temporary, ideally this piece of typography would be exhibited in a city doorway, to be poached and weathered until it is no more.”