Family friendly

Family Drop-In Workshop: Memory Machine

Sat 03 Jun 2017

This workshop is a free drop-in session for families with accompanied children aged 6 - 12, spaces may be limited. 

Meet in Seamen's Hall
South Wing

Create a communal memory map in this family workshop inspired by the London Festival of Architecture.

This hands on family workshop will map London through a combination of drawings and collage techniques and will explore the themes of architecture and shared memories. Using Somerset House as the starting point and mapping outwards across the city to our homes,  favourite places and drawing the journeys we take. Through the activity participants will consider how memories are made up of shared experiences with family and friends and think about recording the daily excitement of life in a big city.

By plotting personal routes across the city by foot, bike, car, train or bus participants will have the chance to contribute to a communal map of the various buildings, spaces and attractions and see the collective crossovers we share. The workshop will explore buildings past and present and how the changing landscape of London will affect the future of city life.

The workshop will be led by Charlotte Hurley, an architecture student currently studying at the London School of Architecture. Charlotte completed her Bachelor degree at Queen’s University, Northern Ireland before returning to London where she now studies and works part time. She has previously led children’s workshops in art, woodwork and leatherwork projects at a variety of summer camps across the UK and America.

This workshop coincides with the London Tomorrow: A Weekend with London School of Architecture exhibition in the River Rooms, Somerset House and the London Festival of Architecture that takes place throughout June at various sites across London.