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How can MAKE @ Story Garden make a difference?

Written by
Gavin Adams
Published date
16 January 2020

Dr Patrycja Kaszynska of the Social Design Institute at UAL is leading on the (e)valuation of the MAKE @ Story Garden.

Located on a site behind the British Library in Somers Town, central London, MAKE @ Story Garden is a new collaboration between a university, a community association, local government and a private property developer.

The (e)valuation project aims to capture and understand the difference that this space and the activities it houses, make to local communities, partner organisations, and others, using an approach inspired by research in the humanities, social sciences and design – with particular emphasis on participatory design.

Read (e)valuating MAKE @ Story Garden (PDF 244KB) - written by Dr Kaszynska, outlining the approach to the project.

MAKE @ Story Garden will be open until October 2020.

Person with wheelbarrow walking through the garden project
© Adam Razvi, MAKE @Story Garden.

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