Workshop: Upcycling

30 May 2015

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry


The Mosaic Rooms

England, United Kingdom


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  • Earls Court Tube

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Get creative and gain experience using waste wood and other commonly discarded materials to build planters and benches… or whatever you can imagine!


Get creative and gain experience using waste wood and other commonly discarded materials to build planters and benches… or whatever you can imagine! This special one day practical workshop, led by Simon Burnett, Samantha Loy-Fripp and Rowen Folkes of SmallWorld Urbanism, is your chance to experiment with upcycling and learn about sustainable design and material systems in cities. All tools and materials are included, and full design and manufacturing support will be provided by the team so DIY designers are welcome.

This event supplements SmallWorld Urbanism’s pop-up garden project, specially commissioned by The Mosaic Rooms to accompany Corinne Silva’s exhibition Garden State.

Simon Burnett is a Graduate of UCL’s Bartlett School of Planning and has comprehensive experience in a number of planning, policy, design and community engagement roles, both in the public and private sector. In 2013 he, along with Samantha and Rowena established the organisation, SmallWorld Urbanism following their prize-winning entry to the 2013 IFHP International 21st Century Garden Cities competition. Since then Simon has been involved in numerous SmallWorld Urbanism projects, including prominent involvement in the establishment of a new community centre, Six Brixton. He is currently completing an MSc in Urban Regeneration at the Bartlett School of Planning.

Samantha Loy-Fripp, co-founder of Smallworld Urbanism, is an urban planner with a degree in design innovation, systems and complexity. She has a passionate interest in building capacity for urban resilience through understanding complex relationships and enabling co-design. Samantha, along with her planning expertise is an expert on permaculture principles and practices, these have been showcased through her leading role on the development of a permaculture garden at Six Brixton community centre. Samantha is also currently a project officer for Haringey’s DIY Streets programme for Sustrans.

Rowen Folkes, co-founder of SmallWorld Urbanism, has extensive urban design and planning experience. Formerly an urban designer at Terry Farrells LLP, Rowena currently works as a Planning Officer for an inner London local authority. She has extensive knowledge of design best practice as well as the policy that underpins it.

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