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Concept design by Hefin Jones. Image: Hefin Jones

Our new research partnership with Queen Mary University London poses the provocation of what community means to us in an ever-evolving city. Where are the informal cultural institutions that invite us to gather? And how do we tell the story of a community with multiple identities? 

Working with researcher Dr Tarek Virani from Creativeworks London's Place Work Knowledge Research Strand and designer Hefin Jones, our research will focus on the town centre of Ilford in the London borough of Redbridge to uncover the shared cultural practices and values that form the fabric of the local community. Using a process of participatory speculation and co-design, the work will investigate current social perceptions, ambitions and ideas.