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May family day - Sow, Press, Fly!

Join our half-term day with guerrilla gardening, sustainable building, seed bomb sculptures, and cyanotype flag design - blending environmental activism with artistic expression.

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Hone your guerilla gardening skills and try your hand at sustainable building this half term. Use our new brick press to make a brick out of natural materials from Museum of the Home's garden. Plus, become an eco-artist-activist by creating seed bomb sculptures to leave a mark in your local neighbourhood. Finally, learn to harness the power of the sun by designing and printing a cyanotype garden flag!

What's on

Adobe brick making lab with MATT+FIONA | Gardens, drop-in 10.30am - 4pm  

Try your hand at making adobe bricks using the Brixer, a new brick making lab designed in collaboration with a local primary school and MATT+FIONA. You'll use mini clay brick presses to design and build architectural models of adobe brick structures! 

Cyanotype garden flags with Georgia Chambers | Learning Pavilion, drop-in 10.30am - 4pm

Make a photographic-style print without a camera, using natural materials and UV rays from the sun. You can turn your print into a flag to hang outdoors.

Seed bomb sculptures | Gardens, drop-in 10.30am - 4pm 

Make a clay sculpture and sow it with native wild seeds – take it away with you and leave in a local park or garden for it to break down and grow. 

 

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A wooden structure in a garden with handmade bricks on display Brixer brick making station

Our sessions are designed to be safe, inclusive and welcoming for the diverse forms that family structures take. Workshops are suitable and fun for all ages – babies, children and adults can all enjoy making, squishing, playing and learning together in the museum spaces.

Our usual family resources will also be available: the Mini Playhouse, sensory den, playroom, family trails and family packs. 


 

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About MATT+FIONA

MATT+FIONA is an architecture education organisation that trusts and supports young people to create more inclusive and representative spaces. There are three strands to their work: BUILD, LEARN, and CONNECT.   

 

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BUILD projects inject creativity into school and cultural organisations’ programming, with a real-world output: A new temporary or permanent space made by and for young people. LEARN gives teachers and youth workers the skills, knowledge and confidence to design and deliver their own ‘build’ projects with young people. CONNECT gives built environment teams the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with young people to build constructive dialogue around placemaking.   

Since 2016, MATT+FIONA have worked with leading community and cultural organisations, universities and schools to create and deliver more than 25 buildings, installations and meanwhile spaces, collaborating with more than 4,000 young people and 200 volunteers across the UK.   

About Georgia Chambers

Georgia is a multidisciplinary designer and lecturer based in South London. Her work explores ideas and theories around utopian planetary visions while imagining radical and sustainable futures.

 

Date
Wednesday 29 May 2024

Time
10.30am-4pm

Cost
Free

Location
Museum of the Home - 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

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