Limehouse Basin, London Public Realm/Cultural Animation Strategy
Client: Canal & River Trust. Commissioned The Decorators www.the-decorators.net
September 2014 – ongoing
This R&D programme explores a quiet approach that takes design ideas, processes and interventions into public space activation. Prototyping the space through participative events, creating a new place identity with designer Guglielmo Rossi and building temporary public furniture over the summer months arose from co-production processes. The three Limehouse Socials, including independent food markets, provided a relaxed and welcoming space for many people to meet & ensure a sustained and locally owned future. Extending these relationships, a Market Operator has now been procured for the DLR arch spaces, and monthly markets ongoing unto 2019 through a lease negotiation by MAAP with the landowner.
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