We want to open our second A&J workshop in Camden this summer, following on from the huge success our first project last year.
The workshops center around a CNC machine, all machinery is on view, meaning workshoppers can watch their designs come to life before their eyes. In the past this has included everything from way finding schemes and wildlife habitats to architectural installations, seating systems and social play objects.
We have a workshop space available for July 2013 and we are currently looking at ways to fund the workshop sessions, enabling them to remain free for participants who otherwise wouldn't get the chance to access a CNC machine.
If you'd like the sound of A&J and would like to see it happen this summer in Camden, please click "pledge" above to make a contribution. You'll only be charged if the project hits its funding target.
For more information visit our website: www.assembleandjoin.co.uk
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
A&J aims to run easily accessible workshops with local people to introduce them to digital manufacturing techniques and offering the chance to play a more active role in the process of manufacturing products, for their neighbourhood and local community.
We believe in bringing the making process to the masses. We love to share the empowering process of designing and constructing your own products, as we think this makes them more valuable.
Steps to get it done:
The first Assemble & Join project was created in response to a public art/consultation brief, published by Lambeth Council as part of the regeneration of Lower Marsh, SE1.
Based in a former cafe at 19 Lower Marsh, Assemble & Join ran a series of easily accessible free workshops with local people over a 5 month period. The workshops aimed to offer the chance to the local community, to use otherwise unaccessible equipment (a CNC wood router), to reimagine objects for their public realm. These pieces were designed, manufactured on site and installed in and around Lower Marsh.
Over five months we held free workshops, ‘drop-in’ sessions with informal days where residents, shopkeepers, market stall holders, local businesses and local groups enabling them to design and construct items for the public realm.
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