When: 12 May/ 10am___12
Where: The Old Fire Station N16 7 NX
How much: 25£/ 20£ for siblings
Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org/ 07446 568 485
This is the first initiation of El Warcha a collaborative design studio open to children ages 8+ . This design and DIY workshop engage with simple everyday objects and proposes to revisit them in a fun way. This hands on approach gives young people a taste for experimentation and making through mini design projects. A chair, a coffee table or a flower stand as many items or furniture that we overlook every day and which makes for amazing design challenges. Each projects is divided into two-hour long teamwork design sessions that explores the different steps of the design process from initial sketching and model making to actual prototyping.
This workshop is led by Benjamin Perrot a designer and artist who graduated from St. Martin’s School in London. His latest project El Warcha in Tunisia, which has inspired this workshop, is a community makerspace in the medina of Tunis that promotes alternative forms of education through participative making. El Warcha is supported by City Mine(d) London a not-for-profit social enterprise active in the field of architecture, urban development and social innovation.