Brigitte Mierau

Brigitte Mierau graduated from the Drawing Course at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College in 2013. While at college she explored story-telling in textile and stitch, producing stories that capture intimate, autobiographical snapshots that are also universally recognizable.

During her residency at the SHM Foundation (2013-2014), Brigitte investigated social inequality in English education. Her aim was to create a piece of social commentary depicting the dynamic forces within English society and the wide-ranging effects of the people who shape it. She experimented with games and stories in order to find out to what extent they can create greater understanding and empathy between different social groups and contribute towards resolving conflicts.

Interviewing a broad spectrum of education experts Brigitte learnt how wide-ranging the views are about what a fair education system could look like.  Her response to the interviews was to create a patchwork banner made from new and old tea towels with quotes hand-stitched by staff and friends of the SHM Foundation.



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The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts.

The Foundation was set up in 2008 by Professor Maurice Biriotti and Professor Henrietta Moore, who co-founded the strategy and insight consultancy SHM Productions, based in central London, in 1996.

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