Starting from the Endz – Emotional Mapping led by RESOLVE Collective

An emotional mapping exercise to understanding local relationships, connections and experiences of Croydon Town Centre.

Free & open to all; please book a free space so we know how many people to expect!


From John Whitgift to James Marshall, Kennards to Centrale, Croydon town centre is full of traces of big plans to shape its past and future. However, communities are the ones using these spaces on a daily basis. What’s meaningful to us about these spaces? How do they function or not function for us now? What’s here, and what do we wish was still here?


Local collective RESOLVE invites Croydon’s communities to join them in a process of community emotional mapping of our town centre. Use sound & visual mapping to explore and discuss Croydon town centre’s past and present. Share your experiences of and connections to the local area, trace and manipulate sounds and spaces.


The workshop will be followed by two more workshops by RESOLVE taking us from the exploratory phase to imagining potential futures, and then testing ideas.


This event is part of a series of engagements exploring how to make Croydon town centre better. Led by urban design specialists We Made That and supported by local arts charity Turf Projects, the events will involve the community in the creation of a new strategy for the town centre which Croydon Council is planning in partnership with the GLA. The work is taking place from November 2023 until Spring 2024.



RESOLVE is an interdisciplinary design collective rooted in Croydon, that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address social challenges. They have delivered numerous projects, workshops, publications, and talks in the UK and across Europe, all of which look toward realising just and equitable visions of change in our built environment.

Much of our work aims to provide platforms for the production of new knowledge and ideas, whilst collaborating and organising to help build resilience in our communities. An integral part of this way of working means designing with and for young people and under-represented groups in society.



Croydon Council is creating a new strategy to underpin the regeneration programmes being planned for the town centre. Croydon’s community groups, residents and businesses will be key to shaping Croydon’s vision.

A multi-disciplinary team led by consultants We Made That, experts in urban strategy, design and infrastructure, has been appointed to create a varied programme of community-led activities where participants will be able to influence the vision and strategy.

A programme of workshops to explore the future of Croydon town centre offers residents, businesses and partners the opportunity to get involved.

As we gather people’s ideas and emerging visions, this will be shared in the Croydon Urban Room website and physical space, which is open to the public. Visit the Croydon Urban Room website for more information, and to get involved please email us at



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Turf aims to be a space where all are welcomed & respected. We ask all attendees to align with this spirit when booking and support us in creating a welcoming & collaborative atmosphere together. We ask that everyone is;

  • Kind and respectful in our language and behaviour towards others. Turf is a space which is anti racism, sexism, homophobia and ableism.
  • Considerate of others’ time; allowing others room to speak & engage.
  • Respectful of the space itself as belonging to many people, treating the space & objects with care.


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