The start of a new approach to placemaking in Newham, featuring our guardians
On Tuesday night, Dot Dot Dot guardians Zoe, Ravinder, Bradley, Adam, Ed and Tom attended their first meeting about supporting an exciting and valuable new project in Newham. Dot Dot Dot are working in partnership with Newham Council, Civic and V22 to create meanwhile spaces across three vacant sites in Custom House, which are earmarked for future redevelopment.
The project team will work with residents of the borough, including Dot Dot Dot guardians, to imagine and create these new spaces for community projects, cultural offerings and local start-ups. For the next few years, the sites will provide a physical space in which to develop the ideas of local residents who would like to transform the economic and cultural future of Newham. Artists’ studios, urban farms and a community bakery are just some of the initiatives that could be provided.
Dot Dot Dot guardian Ravinder, who has been living in the area for just over a year, said “I’m really excited – this is a great project to empower and bring communities together and give a voice to local people.”
Dot Dot Dot is proud to be part of this ambitious placemaking project as part of our wider aim as a social enterprise to create social impact and make a positive difference to the communities we work in. We are looking forward to working with guardians and the project team in our shared mission to generate social benefits to the communities where we house our guardians. Look out for more developments in the new year…