The latest incarnation of the Assemble & Join engagement project opens on the Winstanley & York Road estates in July 2019 with a series of community based design and build workshops.
Settled in a converted retail space, the workshops once again focus on resident participation and collective creativity.
Running through summer 2019, the workshops will be free for all participants and used to help encourage as much participation as possible.
So far the workshops have included a typography session with nearby Falconbrook school, where children designed planters with what they wanted to be when they grow up in different fonts. We then cut them into the planters using the cnc router which we have set up in a local disused shop. The children then came back and assembled the planters at the Get Active Battersea festival, held in York Gardens.
Planned workshops include a community installation with local group Providence House; some carpentry skills sessions with community groups, and drop in sessions where participants can come in and design other items for the community.