In this talk, Anthony Meacock from the Turner Prize winning collective Assemble, the landscape architect Johanna Gibbons, the architect Takeshi Hayatsu, social practice artist Jenny Dunn and gardener architect Eric Guibert, will each present a few case studies where inhabitants and architects design and make, where processes of co-design and co-making are investigated.
These five practices blur the boundaries that our modern world tends to draw between the stages of architectural creation: design – done by consultants – making – organised by contractors – and living – done by inhabitants. In these projects, architects design with the creativity of a place and its community.
After the presentations, Kester Rattenbury will chair a discussion on the qualities and challenges that such an approach creates. We will continue the debate over drinks.