A non-profit community project that aims to deepen the sense of place in Loughborough Junction, London, through a series of creative collaborations with the community. Through a succession of fortnightly urban interventions that invite locals to interact and engage with their neighbourhood, The House in The Junction layers new connections, memories, and perceptions in and of the area, strengthening social cohesion and encouraging people’s creative ownership of their surroundings.
Participative, colourful, and fun, the project defines a process of placemaking through urban play and community engagement, which can then be replicated almost anywhere. With this in mind it has been reimagined into a set of cards that invite people to create similar projects in their own neighbourhoods.
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With a background in graphic design, Lizon aspires to a multidisplinary practice of graphics, illustration, photography, video, set design, urban scenography and gaming. She perceives visual communication and storytelling as drivers to create immersive, interactive and collaborative experiences that give meaning to spaces. Born in Paris, she questions locality and placemaking and wants to discover how her practice could play with public environments and positively affect the communities within them.
Margherita graduated from Anthropology and Communication at Goldsmiths before completing her art and design foundation degree and working as a project manager. This diverse background is at the heart of her work, which focuses on exploring how people emotionally construct space and how this shapes their relationships. Co-creation and participation form the basis of her design process. She is a founder and director of WhoDidThis and Bird Seed Studio.