Applications open for Co-Construction workshop with the RCA

I’m excited to announce a co-construction workshop at the Design Museum, taking place as part of the Royal College of Art’s annual Across RCA week of interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that explore new ideas, approaches and skills. Open to RCA students from all departments, the workshop will explore the construction site as a platform for exchange and learning. Based at the new Design Museum, due to re-open at the former Commonwealth Institute at the end of November, participants will help to build a new pavilion which has been commissioned as part of this year’s Designers in Residence programme.

Learning through a direct engagement with materials and site, participants will assemble the structure under the guidance of a skilled timber-framer. Alongside hands-on making, the team will document the process – through sketches, writing, film and photography. With input from the film-maker Alice Masters, and graphic designers Objectif, participants will contribute to a publication and short film which will be displayed at the Design Museum.

Monday 31st October

am:
meet at the Design Museum
tour of building
introduction to project

pm:
film-making workshop with Alice Masters
graphic design workshop with Objectif 
split into two teams: film / publication
daily blog post

Tuesday 1st November

am:
carpentry workshop with Jan Ciechanowicz
health & safety induction
site set-up

pm:
filming set-up
publication set-up
daily blog post

Wednesday 2nd November

am: carpentry

pm: carpentry 
daily blog post

Thursday 3rd November

am: assembly

pm: assembly
daily blog post

Friday 4th November

am:
rough cut of film
first draft of publication

pm: topping out ceremony & celebration

Click here to apply by Wednesday 12th October!

Any questions: clem@clementineblakemore.com