Rafael Klein was commissioned by Thames Reach, a homelessness charity, to create a sculpture for their new Employment Academy which was established to provide training to help people back into work.

The formerly homeless clients of the charity were involved in all aspects of the creation of the sculpture, including working with London Engineering in their fabrication facilities.
The permanent sculpture is part of the RIBA award winning renovation of a Grade II listed building.

The artist had previously worked with Thames Reach to create Home Truths, an award winning television film about homelessness accompanied by a book and a sculpture exploring the idea of ‘What is a Home?”
You can see this film here.

A short film about the installation of the ASPIRE sculpture at the Employment Academy offices.