Minidoc - Making Space in Dalston

Challenging a masterplan with an incremental approach combining temporary and permanent projects.

Author muf and J and L Gibbons

England, London, Dalston

Authors J&L Gibbons LLP and muf architecture/art

Challenging a masterplan with an incremental approach combining temporary and permanent projects.

Strengths: Making Space for Dalston is a methodology, an open structure where diverse and previously confrontational forces could gather and a roster of 76 projects, implemented by different organization. We used temporary projects as a means to both test ideas and show possibilities. This strategy for incremental urbanism has so far produced 7 projects. It has been fundamental in promoting the role of open creative dialogue and influencing long-term plans in an area of dramatic change.

Difficulties: The difficulties inevitable in such a contested situation became strengths by building trust between parties that had been at loggerheads. Getting a fit between existing rules and expectations and the ambition to invent new ways of doing things, such as involving local people in the building process. Finding ways to fund maintenance not just capital. Working to short time frames, and developing partnerships between the local government, a funding body and local people throughout the process.

Urbaninform

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urbaninform at the North-South Forum Zürich April 22, 2012
Playlist: NORTH-SOUTH FORUM

Joint Venture: URBANINFORM and Onepointfive April 05, 2012
Playlist: 2012 onepointfive lead project
Platform: (6) onepointfive partnership

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