(c) Coda Workshop

(c) Coda Workshop

Forge // Forge is a social participatory building event for arts festivals leading to the creation of a colourful public semi-permanent structure for cultural or artistic benefit of the area, using compressed-earth building processes.

Tickertape Parade and collaborating architects Coda Workshop work with the hosts to identify a location and client to host a structure which serves a local need. The architect then designs the structure in partnership with the client.

Tickertape Parade and Coda Workshop host and guide the creation of the structure by members of the public, who select their mixture of materials and define the colour and pattern. They then feed this into a manual brick press and compress the material into a CEB block which we join to the structure.

Forge aims to introduce sustainable building practices to the public in a hands-on way, through a guided activity where anyone can contribute towards a new piece of sculptural architecture for our community.

R&D Summer 2019 // Supported by Birmingham Hippodrome and the OffSite affiliate partners – Déda, Derby Féste, So Festival and Appetite Stoke