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1200 Origami Cranes

Funded on Spacehive 16 June 2016

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1200 Origami Cranes

1200 Origami Cranes

Kindred Studios By Kindred Studios

Be part of the largest community arts project in RBKC:  1200 origami cranes, 600 hours, nearly half a kilometre of string, 1 community.

Kensington and Chelsea Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Jun 2016!

Kindred Artist Studios in collaboration with the Dalgarno Trust intend to engage their local community of all ages in a free workshop, on the weekend of 25-26th of June, making a colossal 3 by 5 metres mobile installation of origami cranes that will be suspended in the atrium of the Dalgarno Trust. The cranes embody the natural and beautiful migration of people, a theme that echoes the multicultural nature of The Dalgarno Trust whose facilities are used by 1,400 people each week, including 400 unique young people that access its youth services. The nature of the process is also symbolic, as members of the public take a seat at the long tables in our courtyard, get shown how to fold the cranes and pass the knowledge to their neighbour. The transference of knowledge and communal aspect of the process is part of the concept that underpins the installation.  With a short film documenting the journey to be distributed virally to demonstrate the positive impact of togetherness.

What we'll deliver:

  • A beautiful and symbolic mobile installation at the Dalgarno trust which embodies the power of togetherness
  • A launch night hosted at the Dalgarno Trust inviting key members of our community to work together on future projects.
  • A short film documenting the making, up to the final piece hanging in the atrium of the Dalgarno Trust
  • A vibrant and happy free to all, walk-in workshop hosted in the courtyard of Artist Studios in Ladbroke Grove for 2 days

Why it's a great idea:

Both the making-of and the installation itself will bring our community together in a project that will improve quality of life. We strongly believe that bringing people together with art is always magical. The installation will enrich the lives of the 1,400 people that access the Dalgarno Community Centre every week whilst the short film will go viral to inspire future community-collaboration projects which aim to create more public works of art made by its inhabitants; it's not only fun but empowering. The origami workshops are part of Kindred Open Studios which opens its doors to the public 3 times a year. Participants will be able to walk-in and meet 95 makers of every discipline within the arts, all working under one roof that weekend. There will be live music and a real celebration. Creativity inspires and positivity radiates!

Steps to get it done:

  • We have rallied the support of our local authority and businesses who see the value of bringing people together
  • We have recruited and trained a large enthusiastic crew of volunteer origami-teachers rearing to begin
  • We will bring people together
  • We will create a fun two days including live performances, demonstrations and a day for everyone to remember
  • We will engage the multitude of visitors to the open-studios to take part in this wonderful collaborative installation
  • During the event, we will open the doors of our artists and craftsmen's studios for all to visit, enjoy and be inspired
  • We already have interest from the media to cover the project
  • We will give regular fun demonstrations of giant origami cranes to get everyone going!
  • We will invite key members of our local borough the launch, designed to celebrate this future projects like these.
  • We will invite musicians to come and play to add to the positivity of the event
  • We will record the day in a short film for all to see online to stimulate more projects like these in the future
  • We will string this giant installation and suspend it in the atrium of our much-loved Dalgarno Trust for all to enjoy


Location Kensington and Chelsea

About the space


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

How will the money be spent?Total £2,195

5 days of filming and editing - £1,015 (46%)
Art materials for workshop and installation - £520 (24%)
Catering for launch event - £300 (14%)
Scaffolding tower for suspension of installation - £200 (9%)
Other - £160 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

5 days of filming and editing
Art materials for workshop and installation
Catering for launch event
Scaffolding tower for suspension of installation
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £2,195

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