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The Open Works was an experimental project aimed at creating new ways that Lambeth Council can work with residents to develop a sustainable future for West Norwood: socially, economically and environmentally. It ran for 12 months between February 2014 - February 2015.

WE BELIEVE THAT CITIZENS' IMAGINATIVE IDEAS ARE THE STARTING POINT.

Everyone in West Norwood was welcome to join The Open Works for free, and be part of a growing number of projects from communal cooking to urban gardening; teaching 3D printing or languages; joining a shared making workshop; taking the opportunity to test trade in a shared high street shop; or borrowing and lending tools and equipment between neighbours.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART

Together with residents, The Open Works project developed a network of 20 projects, and live tested the potential of a new form of participatory culture to transform neighbourhoods. Thank you to partners Lambeth Council and Lankelly Chase Foundation and everyone in West Norwood.

See more: www.theopenworks.org

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