Tottenham Pavilion, by Factory of Wonder CIC
We believe that communities who come together to create their own moments of wonder find a deeper sense of pride in their location, making new connections & creating lasting memories. Our vision is to develop & promote a model of operating that will change the way people interact on a hyper local level.
Factory of Wonder was recently formed as a social enterprise to run both Tottenham Pavilion & future placemaking projects. Prior to its formation, the three founding members all worked together on various projects run at Harringay Warehouse District.
Carolina Khouri, Polish-Lebanese visual artist carolinakhouri.com
James West, Creative Industries & Marketing Consultant westcreative.co
Joe Wright, Architect joewrightarchitects.co.uk
Pallet Paradise (2015)
A site-specific installation, co-produced with leading spatial designer Jenna Jardine, utilising 629 recycled pallet boxes & a team of local artists. Aimed at broadening arts & community engagement by providing an alternative exhibition experience. Run for 1 weekend, the event attracted 2,400 people & coverage in the Evening Standard, London Live, BBC Radio 3 & was Time Out London’s highest clicked event that weekend.
Tottenham Pavilion Pilot (2019)
Forerunner to the current project, a pilot funded by Mayor of London Culture Seeds & private sponsorship. 7 x 1 day arts workshops were run from a marquee, culminating in a group exhibition. Creating employment opportunities for local artists & engaging 60 local residents. Everyone who attended felt much more connected as a result of the project (56% highest rating) & engaged a diverse audience (18-72, 39% BAME). 58% of attendees normally struggle to attend culture events regularly; from work/study commitments to not having anyone to go with – clearly addressing a local need.
Tottenham Pavilion (2020)
Launched initially as a competition, to be featured in the London Festival of Architecture. The competition attracted 166 international entrants & was judged by leading architects (inc. Katy Marks, Citizen Design Bureau & Clare Richards, FT works), local representatives & a community vote. A podcast series was produced for the revised Digital London Festival of Architecture (due to covid) – produced by leading architectural platform KooZ/arch (145k Instagram followers).