This fun, hands-on workshop invites participants to draw on their own experiences of Croydon Town Centre and to share their hopes and ideas for its underutilised spaces through the acts of collaging and mapping. Looking at sites at different scales and perspectives, participants are invited to formulate speculative responses about their futures.
The workshop will involve a site walk to Reeves Corner and plenty of time for cutting, sticking, dreaming and sharing back at Turf Projects! Reeves Corner is a 10 minute walk from Turf and the walk is step free and has minimal level changes throughout. We will stay on site at Reeves Corner for around 20-25 minutes.
The workshop is for anyone who is curious about the limitless possibilities for shared spaces in our cities and anyone interested in the power of storytelling and image making to create and dream of alternative futures. This in-person workshop is for ages 8+. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to share their ideas, hopes and aspirations for these neglected sites in Croydon.
You do not need to bring anything with you as all workshop materials will be provided. No previous experience of collaging is needed.
ABOUT BETTY OWOO:
Betty Owoo is a Croydon-based spatial designer and writer interested in the complex challenges of designing in an urban environment. Trained in architecture, she uses design and communication to tell stories and solve problems in the physical and digital realm. Energised by urban landscapes, she is curious about the intersection between architecture and ecology in the city. She is also a founding member of PATCH, a multidisciplinary collective that uses writing as a springboard to create spatial interventions and design ephemeral events, through the lens of being of a diaspora.