Project Leaders: Clementine Blakemore, Rama Gheerawo

Number of participants: 12

Duration: 5 days

Working in partnership with Clementine Blakemore, an RCA graduate from the School of Architecture and one of this year’s Designers in Residence at the Design Museum, participants would help to construct a small pavilion which has been designed in response to the theme ‘Open’.

Based between the Royal College of Art and the new Design Museum, the 12 participants will work collaboratively alongside Clementine and a group of other design professionals such as a structural engineer. Learning through a direct engagement with materials and site, participants would assemble the pre-fabricated structure over the course of 5 days.

Alongside hands-on making, the team would rigorously document the process – through sketches, writing and film. Under the guidance of a graphic designer and film-maker, each participant would contribute to a publication and short film which will be shown at the Design Museum as part of the Designers in Residence exhibition.

Participants will be invited to an opening reception at the new museum, as well as a number of other events that will take place during the run of the exhibition from November through to March.
Developed with the support of the Helen Hamlyn Center for Design. For more information, visit:


Monday 31st October

meet at the Design Museum
tour of building
introduction to project

film-making workshop with Alice Masters
graphic design workshop with Objectif 
split into two teams: film / publication
daily blog post

Tuesday 1st November

carpentry workshop with Jan Ciechanowicz
health & safety induction
site set-up

filming set-up
publication set-up
daily blog post

Wednesday 2nd November

am: carpentry

pm: carpentry 
daily blog post

Thursday 3rd November

am: assembly

pm: assembly
daily blog post

Friday 4th November

rough cut of film
first draft of publication

pm: topping out ceremony & celebration

Follow-up activity:

Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th Nov
Voluntary completion of film & book