Creating Conditions for Convergence
make:good is an architecture and design studio that puts people at the heart of change in their neighbourhoods. We work on behalf of local authorities and developers to build relationships around regeneration sites, identify projects, services and physical change that people want to see happen and then support them to be delivered.
This showcase describes an 18 month programme of engagement around the development of Barking Riverside, a brownfield site in East London, into a large residential site with supporting infrastructure. The engagement process took the form of a residency in an empty shop unit to understand how this seemingly huge development could positively impact on people who currently live and work around the site.
Delivering a range of formal and informal events and workshops we built a broad audience for the project including members of the development team so that ideas were developed collaboratively rather than us being a mediator between the developers and the local communities.