The Garden as a CLASSROOM and space for creative inspiration
Dig for Deptford
Deptford Gardens was a project that collated a consortium of greenspaces around the highstreet. With a small budget from Deptford Challenge Trust I created a map and materials for the project. We held a mini festival to launch the network and ran walks between the spaces.
We want to live like commons people A big theme and focus for the garden was that it could enact some commons principles, to be managed by and available too the local community, to become a resource for that community who understood and in part benefited from it's value as a cooperatively run greenspace. We held a week of workshops and talks where we dived into some idea's around this.
Function & Purpose OTWG was the perfect place to explore idea's and experiment processes we ran so many workshops you didn't have to be too precious, or even worry if they worked. As part of the New Cross Free Film Festival Ben Pritchard curated a series of films and we put on some workshops inbetween them. This DIY printing technique used lard, a bottle and a candle to make smoke prints of leaves and such. Workshop taken from a drawing in The Whole Earth Catalogue.
What started out as a volunteer role eventually led to support and grants from many places including, Awards for All, Mayor of London, Deptford Challenge Trust, ITV peoples millions...