Insights May 29, 2018

Connections Community Pavilion – London Festival of Architecture

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Connections Community Pavilion, as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

In 2018 the UK appointed a Minister for Loneliness. With 14 million inhabitants, London is a complex web of communities and cultures interwoven in often invisible ways. Sometimes the loneliest place to be is in a crowd.

As part of this years London Festival of Architecture we have joined forces with WeAreWaterloo and Ongéan Environmental Design Lab to create an inclusive temporary space which we hope will enable those communities to become more visible to each other and themselves.

We welcome all to visit the pavilion in Granby Place where you can either soak up the spirit of community, attend one of the many free events that will be hosted there, or simply enjoy the space to eat your lunch on the tables and chairs provided.

Between June 14th and June 30th a series of free for all activities will be programmed in the space, curated with the intention of connecting a diverse cross-section of Londoners in unexpected ways, from acoustic performances, drawing workshops to swap shops. Please see programmed events below and information on how to attend each one.

In addition to the programme of events, Collective Works have commissioned CNC Projects to fabricate a giant Fussball Table which will be in the square next to the pavilion for the duration of LFA.

The ultimate intention is for the space to act as gathering place where existing groups can congregate and individuals can form new connections through collective experience.


PLANNED EVENTS at Granby Place

Saturday June 16th @ 2.30pm – ‘The Londoners’ Community Live Drawing with Araki Koman

Saturday June 16th @ 6.00pm – Acoustic Performance with Frances McKevitt

Sunday June 17th @ 3.00pm – ‘Exquisite Godzilla’ Drawing workshop with Haruhito Tomi

Monday 18th June @ 12.00pm – ‘Community Champions Project Builder’ with Coin Street Community Builders

Tuesday 19th June @ 2.00pm – ‘Local History Afternoon’ with Morley  College Library and The Waterloo Action Centre

Wednesday 20th June @ 2.30pm –  ‘Dream Archive’ with Lucy Treacher 

Thursday 21st June @ 3.30pm –   ‘Urban Gardening’ Horticulture Talk and Workshop with Carole Wright 

Saturday 23rd June (time TBC) – Youth Enterprise T-Shirt Product Launch with Coin Street Community Builders 

Friday 29th June – ‘Design Surgery’ home improvement consultations with Siri Zanelli, Partner Collective Works

Tuesday 26th June @ 1.00pm –  ‘Urban Gardening’ Horticulture Talk and Workshop with Carole Wright 

Tuesday 26th June @ 4.00pm – ‘Healthy Family Breakfast’ talk and live demo from natural chef  Nena Foster

Thursday 28th June – Waterloo Food Festival ALL DAY

Friday 29th June (Time TBC) – ‘Design Surgery’ home improvement consultations with Siri Zanelli, Partner Collective Works

Saturday 30th June @ 2.30pm  – ‘A Passion for Sustainability’ talk from Ongéan Environmental Design Lab founder, Adam David Ge-Saelis

** In conjunction with Adam’s talk on sustainability artist members from Studio Green will join at 12noon for an afternoon and evening of drawing, sketching and a picnic, that all are invited to. Studio Green will be providing hundreds of sheets of paper, chalk, crayons and colouring pens. **

Saturday 30th June @ 12.00 – 14:30 and again from 15:30 – 19:00 –  ‘Drawing & Sketching’ with Studio Green Members.

To express your interest in attending any of the above events please email with the day and event title.


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