A MULTI DISCIPLINARY DESIGN PRACTICE. FORMED IN SOUTH LONDON, AND SINCE DISPERSED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE PHYSICAL (AND NON PHYSICAL) ENVIRONMENT, THE NATURAL LANDSCAPES THAT FORM AND EXIST, THE SOCIETAL TERRAIN THAT IS SHAPED AND GUIDED BY OUR POLITICS, THE LAND AND SPACES WE INHABIT AS COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE AND THE ONES WE ACTIVATE TOGETHER AS A PUBLIC.
CURRENTLY WE ARE ELLA PERKINS, OWEN HODGKINSON, ANDREW THORPE, ROSS BENNETT, AND HANNAH FINCHAM (left to right photo lineup) A GROUP OF ARTISTS, THINKERS, ILLUSTRATORS, LANDSCAPE UNDERGRADUATE, DESIGNERS, COOKS, and MORE. WE USE OUR SKILLSETS TO ENGAGE AND CHALLENGE, MAKE AND BREAK, PUSH AND PULL, ASK AND PROPOSE, DESIGN AND ADAPT. WE'RE VERY PARTIAL TO THE COLOUR BLUE ;)
WORKSHOPS/TALKS2017 → The Art of Being Civic – Tate Modern (with publicworks)2015 → Designing the Urban Commons, Lessons from the Field – London School of Economics2015 → Commons in Progress, towards a democratic city – Loughborough Junction Farm 2013 → Colony – Anarch Gallery
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WE ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING NEW TOOLS, OR ADAPTING THOSE THAT ARE AVAILABLE. AS USERS OF TOOLS WE SHOULD QUESTION THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGN AND AGENDA AND CHALLENGE THEM REGULARLY ON THEIR USE OR CONTEXT IN THE PROBLEMS WE’RE TRYING TO SOLVE.
WE ABSOLUTELY PROMOTE COLLABORATION AND STRONGLY BELIEVE WE WILL ONLY ACHIEVE THE THINGS WE NEED TO COLLECTIVELY.
THANKSTo those who've inspired us, helped us, worked with us, questioned us, invited us, challenged us, gardened with us, supported us, cooked with and eaten with us, thank to Deptford.
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