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Come Together Weekender Day 3: Imagining for Real

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

An illustration of a hand holding mobile phone shining its torchlight onto a local map. The map is on a wooden desk surrounded by: diagrams, a measuring tool, elastic bands, pencil, paperclips, mini wooden Block West blocks, and brightly coloured letters reading ‘imagining for real’. On the mobile phone is a Zoom call of six people of different genders, ages, and races. At the bottom of the image is the date, ‘Sat 20th November’ and the Knowle West Media Centre logo, both in white.

Welcome to the day three of the Come Together Weekender! A four day gathering of talks, workshops, and events exploring how we can connect through a mix of in-person and virtual, or ‘hybrid’ spaces.

Each day of the Weekender we will be delving into a different question. Today asking…

How can we use a mix of tools to include everyone in neighbourhood visioning?

Join us for a day of playing, building and neighbourhood imagining from where ever you are.
To book onto these events follow the Eventbrite links below. To see the other days in the Weekender, click here.


11am-12.30pm: Making Places with Malcolm Hamilton of Play:Disrupt
On Zoom + ‘Balance box©’  delivered to you

Come Together Commissioned artist Malcolm Hamilton will facilitate a workshop exploring how to vision neighbourhood change from our own home. Ensuring everyone can participate in public realm and planning projects, balancing the conversation using Balance© playful engagement boxes.

To take part sign up for a free ‘Balance box©’
We will post the box to your home and send you a zoom link to join the workshop. Limited boxes available.

Sign up HERE by Monday 15th Nov, so we can post you the package in time.


12:30-1:15pm Mini Build Your Own Session
Drop-in at KWMC + online content

Find out how the Knowle West community came together to design and build Block West, a new community pavilion, during lockdown 2020 using hybrid design and fabrication tools. Get hands-on and try out the tools for yourself. Includes free lunch.

For more info and booking click HERE.

Online content: 

Watch a video about how Block West was made in collaboration with community members HERE.

Artist and dancer Tim Lytc created a dance inspired by the making of Block West. Watch the dance HERE alongside audio from community members about our approach to neighbourhood planning.


1:30-2:45pm Behind the Scenes Tour of a We Can Make home
Walk starts from and returns to KWMC.

Community-led housing initiative We Can Make unlocks micro-sites for affordable community-led homes. Join a behind the scenes tour of one of the first homes as it gets built. Meet the future residents. Learn about the digital fabrication tools they are using to make the homes.

If you are from Knowle West, find out if We Can Make could help your housing situation. Explore how you can adapt and adopt the We Can Make approach for your own neighbourhood.

For info and booking click HERE.


3-4pm: ‘Bold Imagination from the Impossible to Possible’ with Phoebe Tickell
On Zoom

Join Moral Imaginations for a one hour virtual imagining session using the collective imaginary of The Impossible Train Story. Using the shared metaphor and imaginary world of the Impossible Train, we will travel to a place beyond space and time to make sense of what has happened during the Covid-19 pandemic, and explore possible futures together. You will need a good internet connection and preferably your video on – but not essential!

If you would like to join from KWMC using one of our laptops, let us know.

Book your free place HERE


Be inspired by a recorded ‘Conversation for change’ with We Can Make, and Onion Collective.

Hear more about how communities can make the impossible possible. Discover how creative approaches and a mix of digital + physical tools and spaces can mean that everyone is included in neighbourhood planning, dreaming, imagining, making. Listen HERE.


Come Together is an Arts Council England funded project aiming to unpack and explore what ‘Hybrid’ is and could mean. ‘Hybrid’ is often referred to as a way of connecting people who are present in-person and virtually.  Through four creative residencies in Knowle West this year artists and the local community have been coming together to experiment with ‘hybrid’ connection. Through the Weekender we will share some of what’s been happening in Knowle West this summer, whilst also celebrating excellent national / international practice in the field and of course opening up more questions together.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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