The Lab E20 crafts its 2023 programme focused on Regenerative Design at Get Living’s East Village

March 3, 2023
  • The community space delivers its third year of events and experiences, designed and produced by Christopher Raeburn, with cultural partners including the Crafts Council, Grimshaw Foundation and Hole & Corner Magazine
  • The Lab E20’s latest exhibition “What’s In My Home?” explores the material connections between textiles, interiors, fashion and architecture.

Get Living, the UK’s leading build-to-rent operator, has launched “What’s in My Home?” – a new cultural exhibition produced by RÆBURN, designer of The Lab E20, the community and sustainability focused creative hub at its East Village neighbourhood. The opening of this new exhibition and programme also marks the launch of The Lab E20’s new cultural partnership with the Crafts Council. The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft and supports Young Craft Citizens, a collective of 16–30-year-olds interested in shaping the future of craft, design and making in the UK.

This year, Raeburn has worked with Get Living to produce ‘REGENERATIVE BY DESIGN’, an expansive programme celebrating London’s cultural innovation across climate action and the circular economy. As part of The Lab E20’s latest cultural programme, Get Living will be supporting the placements of two Young Craft Citizens from neighbouring London boroughs as they gain experience in cultural production, working alongside The Lab E20’s programme partners such as The Sustainable Angle, Hole & Corner Magazine and Fashion Revolution.

Since its launch in 2020, The Lab E20, a 3,500 sq. ft. double-height space on the ground floor of Victory Plaza, has brought together emerging, local and global innovators in fashion, tech and design to share principles of sustainable living with the local community. The Lab E20 is London’s flagship creative hub, designed and produced by Christopher Raeburn in partnership with Get Living. The Young Craft Citizens (Crafts Council) will produce three events in February and March, exploring creative careers, reaching out to young people and engaging family audiences in creative making activities. Young participants will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life in the space, through events that connect young audiences to the Craft Council’s theme ‘Regenerative by Design: what’s in my home’.

Youcef Hadjazi, Young People’s Producer at Crafts Council commented: “Crafts Council is delighted to be partnering with Get Living to support young people to develop creative and professional skills at The Lab E20. Through this new partnership Crafts Council will work to support two members of our Young Craft Citizens network from the neighbouring boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Camden to lead the programming of three events at The Lab E20.”

Ailish Christian-West, Chief Operating Officer at Get Living says: “Get Living has long recognised the value of creativity in communities, and this partnership with Crafts Council provides a further opportunity for us to support young people in getting a professional foothold in the creative industries. The Lab E20, now in its third year, represents a space that enables innovation and creativity and encourages sustainable living. We are excited to deliver a new programme of events for all residents and visitors to East Village.”

Previous partners with the Lab E20 include the British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion, helping establish East Village as the gateway to London’s Innovation District, East Bank, and the Fashion District.

A full programme of partner events will be listed at



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About Get Living

Get Living is the UK’s leading build-to-rent investor, developer and operator – offering simple, straightforward living in brilliant urban neighbourhoods, where our residents and businesses thrive. Get Living’s portfolio comprises circa 4,000 homes for rent across three neighbourhoods: East Village and Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks, Manchester. Further neighbourhoods are planned or under construction in Lewisham, Maidenhead, Birmingham, Leatherhead, Leeds and Glasgow delivering 6,500 homes; with ambitions to grow the portfolio to 12,500 homes within the next five years.


About The Lab E20

The Lab E20 is East Village’s new flagship for experiential retail, cultural exhibition and creative workspace, with a focus on positive fashion and sustainable living.

Located at 3-4 East Park Walk, in the heart of Get Living’s E20 neighbourhood, the 3,500 sq ft double-heighted space has been designed and produced by Christopher Raeburn, founder of RÆBURN.


About Crafts Council 

As the national charity for craft, Crafts Council works to support the craft sector by inspiring making, empowering learning and nurturing craft businesses.

Since its launch in 2017, Crafts Council’s Young Craft Citizens programme has worked with young Londoners to give them an insight into the craft and creative sectors by offering paid work experience, the opportunity to lead their own projects and events, and workshops and visits that help demystify ‘creative’ jobs—from studio visits to exhibition tours. The programme particularly supports young people from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the creative industries.

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