In collaboration with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Idverde, we created an engaging workshop on June 1st, 2023. This workshop's aim was to encourage the young residents (below the age of 16) and their families in Hammersmith to come together, discuss, and co-create.
But before the creative process started, we took a proactive approach. To ensure that the mural reflected the community's ideas and values, a community survey was conducted. The feedback was invaluable, creating the idea to include a game element into the Aspens Gardens Mural—a playful addition that would invite interaction.
The workshop on June 1st was a pot of creativity. Participants learnt the world of colour theory and selected shades that reflected their visions. From there, it was a journey of crafting their thoughts and ideas into mood boards, a process that saw so many creative ideas come to life!
Participants helped in co-designing the mural. They took the reins, deciding on the design elements of the mural, from patterns and colours to unique shapes. This inclusivity ensured that every inch of the mural was a reflection of the community's collective imagination.
Today, the Aspens Gardens Mural stands tall and proud at 10m (w) x 5m (h)—showcasing the local community's diverse ideas and culture. It has turned a once-ordinary space into a mural bursting with life, colours, and stories.
For the younger residents, it has evolved into a symbol of unity and connection. The inclusion of the interactive ball game has created a playful space. It's not just a mural; it's a common ground where friendships bloom, and memories are created.
This mural has achieved more than just improving the look of the area; it has sown the seeds of togetherness and belonging. Every brushstroke, every colour splashed, and every shape created speaks of a community that's united, involved, and proud of its shared creation.
The Aspens Gardens Mural is a testament to what a community can achieve when it comes together. It's a beautiful blend of collective thoughts, cultures, and creativity. The Hammersmith mural stands as a vibrant reminder of unity, belonging, and the transformative power of collaborative design.