Research & Innovation

‘Women like Alice’ – RCKa’s engagement folly for LFA 2018

24 May 2018

In celebration of the centenary year of womens’ suffrage and the London Festival of Architecture’s theme of ‘Identity’, Bankside Open Spaces Trust presents ‘Interpreted Identities’ – a series of dedicated installations or ‘follies’ created by a selection of London’s leading architecture and design practices which have each taken inspiration from an extraordinary female figure – past or present – who has made a major impact to their local community or environment, and whose work continues to inspire future generations.

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Behind the scenes at Hub Workshop

The folly is a public tool to inspire and empower. A collective resource that encourages Londoner’s from all walks of life to listen, learn, share and be empowered by contemporary and historical stories of extraordinary women from across the capital. Our city is full of stories of women whose everyday experiences and surprising ingenuity can offer both hope and inspiration to encourage others to make meaningful contributions to their local communities. The folly will setup home in Marlborough Park throughout June, offering a staging point to hear inspiring everyday stories but also to share your own; an opportunity to take something away as well as leave your mark. After the festival the folly will be flat-packed to enable it to embark on a journey across London. Setting up shop in other locations, carrying stories with it and collecting new-ones along the way.

To nominate an extraordinary woman and take part, head down to visit our folly at  Marlborough Park on Union Street from 1st of June. Here’s our list of our extraordinary women nominated so far:

Bianca Valido Leach – West Dulwich Community Hero

Gina Hopkins – Adaptive Martial Arts

Jenni Gwiazdowski – London Bike Kitchen

Mel Bound – This Mum Runs

Emily Chalk – Ella’s Home

Suzanne Vincent – Ruskin Park Paddling Pool Fundraiser

Sandra Schembri – House of St Barnabas

Janette Collins – The Crib Youth Project

Savannah Power – Women To Look Up To

Vanessa Boachie-Appau – Inside Out Mental Health UK

Nicola Keenan & Nicola Lindsell – Boxx

 

Visit our folly at Marlborough Park on Union Street

Date: 1st June – 30th June

Special Date: RCKa will be attending the festival on Sunday 24th of June as part of the Great Get Together Day festival. Join us to find out more about our selection of extraordinary women and to nominate some of your own!