The new V & A East Museum at Stratford is an integral part of the Stratford regeneration following the 2012 Olympics. V&A East builds on the V&A's long-standing heritage in east London and its founding mission to make the arts accessible to all. V&A East is a new champion of creativity for the 21st century. Through the lens of makers and making, it will focus on how artists and designers work to transform our world for the better. It aims to platform diverse, global stories addressing the most pressing issues of our time and champion the pioneering and radical visionaries of the past and present to inspire future makers and critical thinkers. More than just a museum or collections store, it will be a creative campus and social space embedded within its local community, focusing on equipping young people with the interest, knowledge, and skills they need to flourish creatively.