FreeSpace has evolved collaboratively with residents of Wenlock Barn Estate in London since 2008. The intention of FreeSpace has been to work with residents to explore land use and collectively make changes to public space. This process has included the cultivation of care and culture through performance, ritual, cooking, planting, collaborative design and co-construction.This has lead to the production of several, of what we call, public-spaces-with-public-creation across the Estate. Each project has many elements and stories producing knowledge for locating a new type of ‘commons’. The projects have won several awards for sustained resident participation.
FreeSpace projects are ongoing and evolving with time.They are with, in and for the community. They are public, collective and organised. They celebrate the architecture that believes in the gathering, in sharing, in warmth, in working through difference and conflict, in coming together, in groups, in people making their own power. The projects made by the people for the people. They run themselves.
Harvesting the Commons June 2016 – October 2017
Exhibition and Public Event History
2017 Permissible Notations of, 16mm film
2013 astate, Cities Methodologies
2013, Traveling Lecture Series , UCL Urban Lab, ]performance space[, Residents homes
2013-2015 OPEN HOUSE London
2008, The Shoreditch Festival