The aim of this project is to co-create artwork to reflect the stories of the past, present and future of this special place working closely with residents and neighbours of Blackwall Reach. The intention is for residents to feel ownership and connection to the artworks and for it to reflect the unique identity of its communities.
This timeline outlines the process of community engagement, co-design and co-build elements of this project.
What happened so far:
In June and July through a series of pop-up events around the area we collected local people’s thoughts on 'what brings you joy?'. After carefully bringing all the pieces of feedback together, we came up with three final themes for the artworks: Discovery, Community and Playfulness.
In October we took all these amazing ideas and put them into the mix to create a set of prototypes for you to try and test out. We want to know what do you think about these ideas and how we’ve interpreted your thoughts.
In the next stage of this project we will be finessing these prototypes and have some more permanent installations around the area.
Keep in touch, we really want to hear from you.