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CASA Researchers Explore Collaboration with Residents of Forest Gate

19 July 2019

On Tuesday 9th July, CASA researchers met with local residents in Durning Hall, a local community centre in Forest Gate, to explore possibilities for collaboration.

In the Garden

Led by Dr Leah Lovett, artist and Research Fellow at CASA, also a local to Forest Gate, the group aimed to explore how UCL researchers might be able to collaborate and support local projects and areas of interest.

The central theme of the event focused on links to Forest Gate Community Garden, a volunteer led and managed organisation that acts as a nexus for community activity.

UCL researchers from CASA, the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy joined a host of locals for networking, exploratory walks around the area and collaborative mapping exercised which aimed to bring out any overlapping areas of interest. From CASA, Dr Martin de Jode and Dr Valerio Signorelli,

This event was made possible through the Trellis programme, which supports UCL researchers to build relationships with communities local to UCL East. The event participants are able to apply for follow on funding through this programme for any potential collaborative activity.

See a selection of brilliant photos from the event in the gallery below: