Our codesign approach can sometimes be coupled with our comake approach, allowing participants access and skill sharing across the actual creation and making of architectural and furniture elements.
It works perfectly for smaller projects, working with community groups, students or communities of work. Since the so called Maker Revolution got underway the interest in comaking has grown massively. There are some interesting insights about the Maker Revolution across the internet, and a famous book too, one that I admit to not having read.
For Studio TILT the comaking approach is about empowerment through making, about the strong bonds created through shared endeavour and the social milieu of physical activity. Whether the technology is old or new is no matter. It is not really about a new industrial revolution but more about re-engaging with our physical surroundings, the materiality of everyday life and thinking seriously about taking ideas from the mind into reality.
For our recent project with the University of the Creative Arts Studio TILT, along with staff and students created a whole range of architectural and furniture elements. We used parametric design and CNC cutting, laser cutting work, large scale typography and architectural graphics, along with furniture making skills finishing skills and so much more besides. Here are some images of the process while the images of the finished spaces will be published soon.