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FreeSpace  has been evolving in London since 2008 with residents of the Wenlock Barn Estate.The intention of FreeSpace has been to work with estate residents to explore land use and methods that collectively make changes to public spaces. The process has included the cultivation of care and culture through performance, ritual, cooking, planting and 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’. These spaces 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.

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Harvesting the Commons is our current project on the Estate June – October 2016

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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



PROCESS

composing site

composing site

structures

structures

making and building

making and building


SITES

the back garden

the back garden

the growing kitchen

the growing kitchen

the foraging garden

the foraging garden

grown and bread

grown and bread

circular cutivation

circular cutivation

occurences

occurences

tale of pavia rubra

tale of pavia rubra

conversations from the shed

conversations from the shed

maps

maps