Self-building in Wood Green
Our second public building event at Blue House Yard in North London took place last Saturday. Around 20 volunteers from all walks of life joined us for a sunny day on the construction site, helping to build 9 affordable artisan worksheds enclosing a new civic space in Wood Green. Although we got a lot of work done, building together is not just a means to an end. It provides a forum for discussion and debate, allowing us to help shape the future of our city and generate opportunities for skills exchange and knowledge sharing. Simon Roberts – one of the volunteers – said: ‘I wish they had taught me all this at architecture school.’ Thanks everyone for coming! One more public building event is planned for May before the project finally opens to the public in early June.