As part of London Festival of Architecture Co-DB ran Stitching [PLACE to PAGE], a workshop investigating the space that exists between communtities joining them them physically, virtually or in other transient or transcendental ways.
Before there was Co-DB James Sale, founder and director of Co-DB, was a member of RARA, a maker space and co-op providing affordable workshop space in Clapton, Hackney, as well a collaborative environment in which member can collaborate on bigger projects and develop their own personal practice. James, along with Dan and Eva also part of the Co-DB, continue to be active members of RARA.
"The workshop of Co-DB grew out of the original RARA workshop and a site nearby was chosen to house it’s practices. Whilst these two workshops differ in many ways they have a shared history, a shared wider environment and they continue to share personnel too.The infrastructure of place enables individual and collective action, drawing interested parties towards it.Places however do not exist in isolation, they are part of a wider urban fabric separated by time and distance."
Lead by Dan Nation, Stiching [PLACE to PAGE], was a walk from the RARA workshop in Clapton to Co-DB in Leyton taking a psycho-geographical approach to the spaces in between and photos along the way.
On arrival at Co-DB everyone tucked into a communal lunch...
Before collectively looking at everyone's photos and together picking which ones to turn into a book.
And stitching them together.
Everyone who took part left with their own handmade record of the day.