FreeSpace has been evolving in London since 2008 with residents of the Wenlock Barn Estate.FreeSpace has its roots in ideas of land use, access and methods to collectively explore the workings of a space. The process has included the cultivation of care and culture through performance, ritual, cooking, planting, making, collaborative design and co-construction.Leading 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.
Exhibition and Public Event History
2013 astate, Cities Methodologies
2013, Traveling Lecture Series , UCL Urban Lab, ]performance space[, Residents homes
2013-2015 OPEN HOUSE London
2008, The Shoreditch Festival