Final report by Adriana Cobo, Architecture & Spatial Design PhD Student, CSM
Funded by the Post-Grad Community Project Fund
The Granny Square project was proposed as an open four-day workshop for making a crochet garment, tailored to one of the benches on Granary Square, king’s Cross. Using Granny Squares made out of plarn (plastic-bag yarn), selected images would be assembled to construct a piece measuring 1.5 by 8.00 metres, the size of a bench.
The project was set as a dedicated collaboration with elderly women from the local area, specifically members of the Stich and Knit Club, ran by the Saint Pancras Community Association SPCA, in association with We Are Ageing Better UK- Somers Town and Saint Pancras. Our collaborators will gather together with members of the public and UAL students to practice and share crotchet skills. This, as part of the MAKE exhibition at Lethaby Gallery, an open makers space showcasing makers skills in Camden, curated by The Public Collaboration Lab CSM. MAKE took place from 3 to 7 July, 2018.