From coming to the UK as a child, holding down two jobs and studying in between, Shfaat has become a High Street success story.
This is the story of Shfaat Hussain, who lives in North London. Hussain, now 59 years old, came to Britain from Rawalpindi in Pakistan as a child. He talks about growing up in London and the many different jobs he had as a young man, often working in two jobs at once and having to find time to study in between, a familiar narrative among his generation of British Pakistanis. He has now started his own shoe business Mirza Uk Ltd, a major supplier of shoes to Britain’s High street retailers.
London Metropolitan University Cass Arts School
Director and producer: Patrick Clopon
Paule Constable RDI is a lighting designer. She has received a staggering five Laurence Olivier Awards for her lighting design work. Listen to her conversation with fellow RDI, Mike Dempsey.
The crises of 2020 have created the perfect conditions for timely, relevant, optimistic and proactive responses, amongst those of us who lean the most into that designer mindset – whether by nature or nurture, and whether we identify as designers or not.