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Making with Recycled Plastic

Create a series of domestic objects using re-cycled plastic with architecture collective BFA.

What to expect

Join architecture collective Black Females in Architecture to create a series of objects and shapes using recycled plastic.

How can domestic plastic waste be transformed into useful new objects?

Taking inspiration from the Design Museum’s current exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory, participants explore themes around identity, cultural memory and the politics of waste, whilst creating a series of objects using recycled plastic.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Draw, cut, colour, designs of patterns from your memories, experiences

  • Visit the David Adjaye exhibition with BFA to discuss themes around identity, cultural memory & heritage

  • Learn how to make with recycled plastic

  • Come together to showcase objects in a temporary installation

All the materials used during the workshop will be provided and all abilities are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring their own domestic plastic waste to better understand how this often discarded material can be transformed into a series of innovative new objects.

Participants also have access to the Design Museum’s current exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory as a part of the workshop.

Booking information

Adult: £60
Student: £50
Member: £50

Radio, photo by Tilen Sepič

Waterboiler, Thomas Lommée


Black Females in Architecture

Black Females in Architecture was founded by Akua Danso, Alisha Morenike Fisher, Neba Sere and Selasi Setufe in June 2018. Through events and workshops they provide access, creative opportunities and mentorships for black and black mixed heritage women in disciplines related to the built environment.

Related exhibition

David Adjaye: Making Memory

Experience the storytelling power of architecture through an exploration of seven monumental projects from celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.