Creative Partnerships 2009/10
The project was very liberating in that it was possible to discuss with the children in very simple terms utopian ideas about how to improve society and how we as individuals can effect change. Using the school as a kind of model society or village the children were able to articulate what made them feel a certain way and we could look at why that was and extend that question to architectural space. This was particularly interesting because the Limes Farm estate is a kind of island with one road in and out. A typical example of 1950’s utopian architecture gone wrong.
The whole ethos of the school seemed to be about effecting change and the head teacher and staff were inspirational in their vision both for the school and the ways it could effect change in the local area through the creation of a sense of community with the school at the centre.
Project © Jennie Savage 2008