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Tom Deacon


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About Tom Deacon

Personal Information

tom.deacon93@gmail.com English - Born, 23rd June 1993 Currently - Stage 4 Architecture student at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art.

Professional experience Farrells Architects London, UK - 09/2016-07/2017 Architectural Assistant Part 1

Architectural drafting - Presentation/Construction/hand drawings, model ma king, preparing planning apps and Design & Access Statements. Attending site visits and client meetings, Involved in the initial design of a hotel complex in London aiding the design team from concept to proposal.

Naganjohnson Architects London UK - 07/2015-06/2016 Architectural Assistant Part 1 Architectural drafting - Presentation/Construction/hand drawings, model mak-

Through the images that follow I aim to show a taster of my work. The images have been selected in order for you to see the variety and experimentation within my working process. I hope you are intrigued and that I may discuss my projects within you in person.

Education Mackintosh School of Architecture, Part 2 (Glasgow School of Art) 2017-2019 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (University of the Arts London) London, UK - 09/2012-06/2015 Ba(Hons) Architecture Part 1 Awarded Second Class Honours - 2:1 Dissertation:

New College Nottingham Nottingham, UK - 09/2011-06/2012 Art & Design Foundation

Awarded Higher Diploma level 3/4 - Merit

Trinity School and Sixth Form Nottingham, UK - 09/2009-06/2011 A-Levels

Art, Design Technology, Music Technology

Trinity School Nottingham, UK - 2004-2009 GCSE’s

ing, preparing planning apps and Design & Access Statements. Attending site visits and client meetings, general admin and office duties. Within in my time at NJ, I’m particularly proud of completing the amalga- mation and refurbishment of two flats to one for a private residence in Pimlico. The job involved a lot of problem solving through design on site. I personally completed the joinery package for the job. This was an invaluable experience to witness both design & construction in a very short amount of time.

Battle McCarthy - Consultant Engineers & Landscape Architects/ Greenworks London, UK - 06/2017 ( One month) Environmental Researcher & Assistant My main role was building and maintaining an aquaponic garden

that was built on the roof of Battle McCarthy’s office in Holborn. Whilst maintaining the biotech systems I was part of a small team that put together a research and explanatory booklet of the project together with Greenworks biotech systems.

Battle McCarthy - Consultant Engineers & Landscape Architects London, UK - 07/2013-07/2015 (Part Time) Environmental & Drafting Assistant Architectural drafting/presentation drawings, model making, admin, general

office duties.

Exhibitions ‘Story Jam’ London, UK - 04/2015

In March 2015 I worked with Eclective, a young design Collective to help cu rate and exhibit ‘Story Jam’ a project part of the Meanwhile Space Commu- nity Interest Company programme in Loughborough Junction. - http://www.eclective.co.uk/Story-Jam

Central Saint Martins Degree Show London, UK - 06/2015

Part of the design and build of the BA: Architecture, exhibition, whilst contrib- uting work for the show. 3


Post Graduate Stage 4 Dip Arch. Mackintosh School of Architecture Glasgow School of Art 2017-18


The Barras Traders Tavern

The Barras Traders Tavern PostGrad Stage 4 - Winter-Spring 2017 Semester 2-3 Location - East Glasgow Tutor - Mark Baines, Isabelle Deakin

‘The Barras Traders Tavern’ is a Trade Union for the Barras Market. An organized association of workers & tradesman formed to protect and further the rights, interests and history of the Barras Market. The Barras market in the east end of Glasgow has been part of the city’s fabric for almost a century, taking its name from the barrow stalls that were once ubiquitous in the area. But “weekend markets and stalls are much quieter than they were in decades past and the level of trading and take-up of stalls is substantially lower than it was ten years ago.” Visiting the Barras Market on a cold Sunday, some traders are already shutting up at midday, peak time of footfall. The tradesman who are still open appear less concerned about selling but rather socialising with their fellow market traders. At some stalls the it feels as if the traders are here just as much to socialise as they are to trade and sell. Feeling at

the fringe of the city with little support from the council through advertising or infrastructure. Is it the cold winter weather affecting the Baras traders or are they loosing sight of the Market’s potential? The Barras people would benefit from an establishment which celebrates and protects there culture whilst opening out their unique history to visitors, year round. The Barras traders Tavern will follow the programme of a traditional trade union such as: council meetings, a grand hall, library, gallery, saloon and chairman conveyors suite. But in a Barras style the programme will focus around the running of a large public house, a building of urban exchange open to both the traders & visiting public. Visitors and tradesman can celebrate the Barras’s rich culture over a pint of beer, or learn about its history in the traders gallery and library. It will have the resources to hold council meetings and space for bric n brac workshops.

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Traders Tavern Bar

The building bears a saw tooth roof, clad in corrugated aluminium. This is a nod to the many corrugated market sheds that litter the barras market. The buildings form is both bold and heroic from the street viewpoint but also in keeping with the materiality of its context.

Traders meet together in the Assembly Hall which houses large trade meetings with the capacity to fit all Barras Market traders in at one time.

Visitors and Traders sit down together to share a beer together.

The meetings are chaired by the Barras Union director know simply as the ‘King/Queen of the Barras’. Above the director hangs a picture of Maggie McGivor, original founder and queen of the Barras Market, 1921.


The Barras Traders Tavern

Traders Tavern Bar

The cross section cuts through the Trader Market units on the street front and through into the Traders Tavern Bar. Traders and visitors sit down together in the Tavern. To share a beer with a friend and experience the history and feel of the Barras Market. Seating booths surround the perimeter of the tavern floor providing privacy for Traders to talk business out of the public eye.

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28. Cross laminated timber wall 150mm 29. Natural wood fibre insulation 150mm 30. Corrugated aluminium sheet cladding 31. Fixing batern 32.Water proof membrane 33. Window Frame. 34. Window pane 28. Cross laminated timber wall 150mm 29. Natural wood fibre insulation 150mm 30. Corrugated aluminium sheet cladding 31. Fixing batern 32.Water proof membrane 33. Window Frame. 34. Window pane

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Urban Housing

Glasgow Urban Housing PostGrad Stage 4 - Autumn 2017 Semester 1 Location - East Glasgow Tutor - Mark Baines, Isabelle Deakin

This is the final elevation of my typology, rendered for the final presentation. The

This is at a time when materials consist ofseemingly red pigmented concrete applied to the fenestrated elements irrepressible suburban expansion rife and greenisbelt protection whilst isthe base clad in glossy tiles a material found within the local area.

Within the historical heart of Glasgow, expansive areas of land have for varying lengths of time remained derelict, or certainly neglected, as a result of building demolition creating conditions which socially, economically and aesthetically blight their surrounding environments. Some of these inner city locations opportunely serve as privately operated, open car parks whilst others are more obviously targeted for what appears to be increasingly unregulated public or private redevelopment.

seems to have failed. How can a collective faith in the city be recovered? How do people identify with the contemporary city? The Urban Housing project invited student groups to undertake studies of four selected locations within the centre of Glasgow with a view to their respective strategic and detailed designs.

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Urban Housing New Belgrove Housing for future families

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Tennent’s Brewery

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D uke Street and Gallowgate; two lively yet disparate East Glasgow high streets, which sandwich, and are separated by, the expansive site of the old Meat Market.

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Looking to complete the missing piece in the connection between these North and South high streets, a diagonal route is created, and along it a central meeting space. Framed by the remnants of a once vibrant and bustling industry, the route and places to pause reawaken the vigour this area once had. Focusing on providing family housing, and the infrastructure for healthy and sustained community living, the site is transformed into a patchwork of activity and life.

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“I don’t think we’re missing any public facilities but Alexandra Park is a bit awkward to get too up the hill from Dennistoun.”

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The area [Denistoun] has really progressed in the last few years with more students and young people moving in to the area. There has been an increase in bars, restaurants and café’s.”

Peoples Palace West Brewery

Interview “We would have liked to stay within the area but we found that the majority of family housing here was too small for what we needed.”

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Undergraduate Stage 3 BA Architecture Central Saint Martins 2012-15

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A new Home For Hausmans

A New Home For Hausmans Undergraduate Stage 3 - 2015-16 Final Major Project - Individual Semester 2/3 - 3/3 Location - Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London Tutor - David Chambers david@aberrantarchitecture.com

The redesign of Hausmans Radical Bookshop to a flexible debate and events space. The proposal began through an investigation in to the future of the high-street in context to the Caledonian Rd, London. As many high streets suffer in Britain due to competition from supermarket chains and online retailers, the project aims to find solutions and potentialities for regeneration. I started by studying a specific community (Hausmans Radical Bookshop), from there I researched the problems and issues in search for a solution and proposal. Hausmans is a small bookshop ran by a team of volunteers, which stocks a wide range of political literature from; pacifism, anarchism, socialism, modern politics political zines and so on. It is a non for profit organisation ran by a team of volunteers, its focus is not on profits but establishing a place for debate and distribution of radical thought. The bookshop does this by housing weekly in-store events such as talks, lectures, book signings and debates.

Hausman’s had been the centre point of a political scene in Kings Cross back in the 70’s and early 80’s which was supported by a network of local institutions such as the Scala Cinema, Rough Trade Distribution and Mole Jazz record store. At present, Hausman’s radical bookshop still remains in Kings Cross but it’s networks and community have long gone. In addition, the store receives varied turnouts to its weekly events which are held on the shop floor due to it lacking a specific events space. The new design will focus on the bookshops in-store events programme to encourage human interaction through political debate and literary exchange..The proposal provides a much larger more flexible events space to deal with the capacity of a changing events programme, a Debating Chamber and Office/ Incubator space for potential start-up

‘...encourage human interaction through political debate and literary exchange.’

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A new Home For Hausmans

1. Housmans Radical Bookshop First opened its doors in 1945 and is owned and run by the Peace Movement. Like the literature it sells and the events it hosts, the store employs and attracts people who support a wide range of political movements, from communists and pacifists to feminists and anarchists.

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2. Founding Narrative At the end WW1, writer and playwright, Laurence Hausman sponsor of the peace pledge Union suggested a permanent bookshop to promote the ideas of peace and human rights. The shop first opened in the literary area of Charings Cross before relocating to a former post office Caledonian Rd, when the Rv. TC Wills offered the shop to them rent free.

Still occupying the its spot at the Kings Cross end of Cally Rd after 60 years, it now stocks everything from obscure journals and rare fleetsheets to esoteric gay titles.


A new Home For Hausmans

3. Existing Spaces and Organisations It was within the Housmans building that the CND (Campaign against Nuclear Disarmament) met and created their iconic CND badge (peace symbol), The gay liberation front had their offices above and now the Peace movement occupies the above offices. However, in 2015 these office spaces remain unused.

4. Existing Plan and Section The bookshop is a long narrow space occupying the ground floor and basement of a Georgian terrace. In-store events take place regularly throughout the week such as book signings, talks, debates and lecture. Due to a lack of space these events take place within the shop floor. Table and shelves are moved to the side to make space.

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A new Home For Hausmans

5. Malcolm the volunteer - Problems and Issues Malcolm has been associated with Hausmans for the last 40 years. He first discovered the shop growing up as a punk rocker heavily influenced by the situationist movement. He said in recent years the shop has been suffering from falling book-sales due to the rise of Amazon and online retailers and lower turnouts to in-store events.

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He explained that the store was at its height during the late 70’s “when there was a real passion for politics with a belief that one could really make a change within society”. Hausmans was the centre point of a political scene in the King Cross, helped by local institutions of Mole Jazz record store, Rough Trade Dist. and Scala Cinema. Sadly in 2015 Hausmans still remains but it Networks have long gone.

6. Book Shop Trends and Resilience In the age of Amazon and online Retailers, the independent bookshop is becoming a scarcer retailer to find upon the modern high-street. Suffering due to rising rent, competition from charity shop retailers and paperless reading platforms.

Now however, modern bookstores are staying resilient to bookshop trends by putting on mixed events, cafés and selling non book items to keeps doors open and visitors coming. Hausmans has a regular events programme but it doesn’t have the space to facilitate a varied programme. Some weeks a talk may over exceed it capacity, the next could be well below.


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How can Hausmans be redesigned to provide a better place for debate and distribution of radical thought for the future? The new design will focus on the bookshops in-store events programme. I aim to provide a much larger more flexible events space to deal with the capacity of a changing events programme, a Debating Chamber and Office/ Incubator space for potential start-up businesses and NGO’S.

1. Cally Bridge 2. Bemerton Care Home 3. Tiloch Street 4. Texaco 5. Orckney House 6. HSS Hire

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A new Home For Hausmans

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9. Move Strategy I propose to relocate Hausmans Bookshop to a larger site up the caledonian road. Hausman’s had been the centre point of a political scene in Kings Cross back in the 70’s and early 80’s which was supported by a network of local institutions such as the Scala Cinema, Rough Trade Distribution and Mole Jazz record store. At present, Hausman’s radical bookshop still remains in Kings Cross but it’s networks have long gone or closed down

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10. Proposal - ‘A New Home for Hausmans’ Hausman’s now has the opportunity to make links with present local institutions such as Central Saint Martins College and Kings Place (which houses The Guardian and the Observer newspaper offices). I propose to move the store to a much larger site further up the Caledonian Rd, close to Regents Canal. The new site would take advantage of the park that backs it and foot-flow off the Regents Canal. It would make a direct route from the site to Kings Place and Csm.


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A new Home For Hausmans

External View The external view highlights the outside event spaces. People gather on the roof terrace where informal events can take place elevated above street level. Groups gather around light wells that protrude through the floor, watching back down to the events on the shop floor below.

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Anarchy on the shop Floor Internal View - Ground Floor - Internally, book cases are rearranged to form individual event spaces. At the centre, shelves are moved to form a quite space for a talk, whilst in the top corner space has been cleared to set up an independent zine fair. Flexibilty is paramount to cater to a changing events rota whilst allowing for both the unexpected and arranged interactions that take place. The shop floor is a buzz with events, talks, book signings - the proposal aims to encourage human interaction through political debate and literary exchange.


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Central Saint Martins Student Union 2

BA Architecture Stage 2 - 2014-15 Final Major Project - Individual Semester 2/3 - 3/3 Location - Granary Sq, Kings Cross, London Tutor - Gregory Ross g.ross@csm.arts.ac.uk This was a self-initiated project focussed around the Regents Canal and the developing sites of Kings Cross, London. Through research and investigation I formulated a proposal to design a student union for Central Saint Martins College of arts. The proposal is focussed around the political activities of a student union encompassing spaces of: the student newspaper, radio station, exhibition space and auditorium, which are brought together to encourage political interaction and activism within the University of the Arts. The programme stemmed from studies of conflict and control found in the surrounding Kings Cross development, which prohibit political protests and demonstrations within the area, even outside Central Saint Martins College. For me this seem to be a huge contradiction and fault that the public and students are not allowed to protest outside of an art school, a place perceived to be open to Avant-Garde ideas and freedom of speech. Predictably, Central Saint Martins out of all of the UAL (University of the Arts) colleges, is the least politically active.

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These factors led me to the proposal of a Student Union to encourage and facilitate political activism within CSM, to voice the opinions and ideas of students. Thus, the proposal reacts against the developments laws in order to develop a platform of discussion and debate in response to the restrictions of the development and the college’s context.

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The project aims to facilitate municipal exchange and interaction inside the building, and create public awareness from the outside of the building. The façades of the proposal are covered by long banners, which print out student tweets in response to current issues as well as displaying news, and information relating to the student union. The façade aims to act as a huge billboard of information to students and people in the area, which is continually updated. 5

‘...facilitate municipal exchange and interaction’ 1. Reception 2. Gallery 3. Auditorium 4. Student Services 5. Student Newspaper Room 6. Student Radio Tower


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Central Saint Martins Student Union

Student Newspaper Building - South Elevation The project aims to facilitate municipal exchange and interaction inside the building, and create public awareness from the outside of the building. The faรงades of the Newspaper building are covered by long banners, which print out student tweets in response to current issues as well as displaying news, and information relating to the student union. The faรงade aims to act as a huge billboard of information to students and people in the area, which is continually updated.

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Central Saint Martins Student Union

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Central Saint Martins Student Union

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Model Makers Workshop

Model Maker’s Workshop The project brief was to develop a proposal, which would speculate how a small scale intervention may lead to a large scale change. The investigations were located in a particular territory, the Regent’s Canal, which operates locally and at an urban scale. It began with an overview, which was physical and psycho-geographical, as well as historical. Rather than a broad analysis of the canal along general themes, as a team we choose to investigate a particular threshold onto the canal. Working in a team on a particular space we adopted various personas with specific areas of interest through which we viewed and reflected on the threshold and it’s connection to the broader context.

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Our group investigations led us to a small site wedged between an existing architects office and the Old City Basin Weir. Concluding from our soundings we proposed to design a model maker’s workshop, which would both add on to the existing architects studio and bridge to the other side of the weir.

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Model Makers Workshop

Section - Model Makers Workshop The long Section shows the placement of the workshops machines in the building. The machines can be lowered below floor level by control of a pneumatic lift when not needed, creating additional floor space. The lift mechanism works in tandem with the bi-folding windows in the roof. As the machines move up and down, so do the windows. The syncing of the feature unifies the building together. As a whole, the workshop operates like the machines it houses.

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Plan - Model Makers Workshop The floor plan shows the placement of the workshop machine as well as the building placement between the ‘City Road Basin Weir’.

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Professional Work 2015-2018

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Professional Work

Kings Cross Hotel Professional Experience Part 1 - Autumn 2016 Farrells Architects London Partner - Peter Barbalov peterbarbalov@farrells.com Farrells’ were appointed by Montcalm to expand their they’re growing customs portfolio by building a flagship Hotel in Kings Cross, London. I worked full time on the project between October & December (2016) preparing the project for pre planning application. I assisted within the design team producing drawings, models and visualisations as the scheme developed from concept to proposal. All elevations drawn and rendered by my self. Models and 3D visualisations were digitally modelled and prepared by myself but built and rendered by the in-house visualizer and Model Maker.

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Professional Work

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Professional Work

Aquaponic Roof Garden Professional Work- Jun 2015 Company - Battle McCarthey/Greenworks Holborn, London Director - Chris McCarthy cmccarthy@battlemccarthy.com Aquaponic Roof Garden 2015 Battle McCarthy/Greenworks June 2015 My main role was building and maintaining an aquaponic garden that was built on the roof of Battle McCarthy’s office in Holborn. Whilst maintaining the biotech systems I was part of a small team that put together a research and explanatory booklet of the project together with Greenworks biotech systems.

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Professional Work

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Photos of the biotech prototypes, of which I installed and maintained during my placement. The shelf acts as a streamlined closed loop system situated within the windows of office spaces. Pumping water through a series of pipes, vegetation is hydroponically grown so as to diffuse sunlight entering the building. Fish that inhabit the system create ammonia through their vegetation. The vegetation purifies the water providing a healthy environment for the fish.

The diagrams explain the application and advantages of biotech systems in an office environment. The Aquaponic Roof Garden is a modular vertical garden system that provides cooling benefits in the summer and moderates indoor temperatures in the winter. The system is installed on a polystyrene base to insulate the building in the winter, while the fish ponds provide evaporative cooling in the summer. 37


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Wisborough Green Cricket Pavilion

Professional Experience Part 1 - Summer 2016 Nagan Johnson Architects London Partner - Michael Johnson michael@naganjohnson.co.uk

NaganJohnson Architects were appointed to redesign and replace the existing Sports Pavilion in Wisborough Green Village. The brief consisted of a cafe, bar, changing room and games room to facilitate the village’s next generation of sportsman. Wisborough Green is an idyllic British village set within West Sussex. The new design had to improve and enhance the previous facilities, whilst being a sensitive addition to the local area. Nagan Johnson employs this by using three distinct forms. A gable ended building housing the changing and games room clad in timber shingles akin to the Wisborough’s local vernacular. On the adjacent side, a more modern oblong

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form houses the cafe/bar clad in galvanised steel. And lastly a central turret that bridges the two opposing forms together, built form dark glazed brick. The accompanying images are collection of models and drawings I produced for the public consultation meeting. The models and imagery I produced turned out be a huge success with the local consultation group, helping them realise the project for themselves. The project is about to be submitted for planning.


Professional Work

Story Jam Loughborough Junction Exhibition - March 2015 Eclective Collective London http://www.eclective.co.uk/Story-Jam

I worked with Eclective, a young collective of spatial designers, where I was in involved in a place-making project with the local community. I learned how narrative design expertise and intervention could encourage local communities to get involved in urban projects. “As with every project, Story Jam began with an adventure... Site research gave us a taste of local characters and spaces. Once we were awarded the space, (a refurbished public toilet nestled between train tracks, an estate garden and a busy road) we sourced furniture from the nearby community garden (Loughborough Farm), co-operative workshop (The Remakery) and Loughborough estate.

A locally based graphic designer (Pamela Parker) collaborated with us to identify the perfect visual language. We made oodles of jam, and finally, we developed new story-collecting and story-making tools to unveil in the space. During our week-long residency, we hosted 3 events: an opening brunch, an evening presentation, and a closing dinner. Every day we encouraged passers-by to add their stories and ingredients to the pot, allowing the exhibition to grow all week long. This project was part of the Meanwhile Space Community Interest Company programme in Loughborough Junction.� - Eclective

Our friends and nearby organisations helped to collect old jam jars.

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Tom Deacon portfolio May 2018  

Updated portfolio showcasing current work from my 4th year at the Mackintosh School of Architecture as well as previous undergraduate work a...

Tom Deacon portfolio May 2018  

Updated portfolio showcasing current work from my 4th year at the Mackintosh School of Architecture as well as previous undergraduate work a...

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