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The Giant Doll's House Project workshop

Sat 27 Nov 2021, 2pm - 4pm
Part of Shaping Space

Shape your Space! Taking a simple shoe box, and using fabric scraps, pieces of paper, lolly sticks, bottle caps, and sweet wrappers, the event-goers made boxes that reflected their experiences, emotions, and surroundings. Ranging from real or imagined spaces, the boxes were built individually or with friends and family. The boxes created were to be potentially used as conversation pieces, to tell stories, or just to look at. As inspiration, the box-makers began their journey by looking at our large model of Bloomsbury and thinking about what London meant to them.

The boxes went on display as part of the Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed exhibition.

The Giant Doll's House project was the initiative of Catja de Haas and is run as part of her architectural practice.

This event was open to families, students and young people.  


© Chris Jackson

This event was part of the Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed programme, funded by the AHRC, led by the V&A and the Building Centre.

We would like to thank our supporters; 4D ModelshopAmalgam ModelmakingB.15 WorkshopDrawing MatterGHA GroupThe University of ManchesterMAP Laboratory (CNRS), and Model Platform.


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