Recently I returned from the London Design Festival - a 10-day celebratory explosion of local and international design practice throughout this massive city - and I came back in love with the city. I had an inkling I would.
It is a place completely heaving with movement, and most importantly this vibrancy is being chartered by young, 30-something year old professionals in the creative disciplines that are pro-actively reacting to the changes in our industry through disruptive and contrasting means of curatorial practice, design insights and materialized opinions, from designers, to curators through to journalists. And the best bit is that everyone including the oldies are loving them for it and embracing the direction that London is taking because of it.
For me Patrizia Moroso, in this recent article on Dezeen about the LDF, puts it down in words:
"It's a sort of belly of the world."