A project exploring sheds, shacks and shelters across Waltham Forest, through film and photography, focussing on community spaces built from mainly recycled materials. The project included a new 19 minute film which was included in the E17 Art Trail 2019 at Bodega 50 on Hoe Street, Walthamstow, and a series of photographs taken in allotments and gardens across the borough. Also included a new publication with a text by architect Jonathan Crossley, designed by Claudia Schenk (trockenbot) and printed at Aldgate Press.

The film and photographs were also shown on Fellowship Island at the Walthamstow Garden Party 2019, installed in a bespoke shed made from recycled materials including Momart artwork crates, by Norman Saggers.

Image above: Yasha’s shed, 2018.


Self Build Pergola with UEL

Self Build also included a pergola built by MA Architecture students from the University of East London in the edible garden at the Limes, Walthamstow, using recycled artwork crates from Momart Art Transport & Storage. You can view the pergola from the street 24 hours a day on Mission Grove, E17.


Gardeners’ Archaeology Workshops

Working with local archaeologist Helen Johnston, local people were invited to bring objects that they had found while digging to two workshop events, to be dated and to decipher clues as to their origins.






Funded by Arts Council England and an Arts Development Grant from Waltham Forest Council.



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