Deptford's Cardboard City

Art outfit We Love Cardboard write:

Come and join us build a city cardboard city from Tuesday 5th June until Friday 8th June 2012, 11am-4pm.

On Saturday 9th June we will be destroying the city at noon. This is Jubilee bank holiday and Half Term week and is taking place at the Peabody’s Leander community centre in the Vanguard estate in Deptford SE8.

This event is part of the Brockley Max festival and the Brockley Design Project. The idea of the cardboard city is to invite the whole community, especially children and young people, to work together using nothing but old cardboard boxes and their imaginations.

A previous cardboard city, built in E1 in 2011

Nothing is planned - the city emerges organically over the duration of the event. Some people attend all day, every day, to work on huge constructions or tiny intricate details, while others prefer to come for half an hour just to have a look and add a little detail of their own. The Brockley Design Project are funding this event as a way to engage the community in design and architecture and generate feedback on architectural possibilities in the local area.

This year are inviting artists of all disciplines to do a day’s residency at the cardboard city. We are hoping that artist will inspire participants with their creative approach and experience and help us build our best city yet.