2019, Birmingham, UK
Forge is a social public space building event in which people come together to build a technicolour semi-permanent structure for benefit of the area, made entirely using hands-on sustainable compressed-earth building processes.
Through 2019 we have been testing brick compression techniques, design durability and brick pigments to design a system for quick and accessible creation of a brick by a walk-up participant. In the final iteration of the project we will build an ornate multi-purpose pavilion to the same design each time, with participants choosing whether to colour their bricks red or black (or a marbled mix). The size and pattern of the pavilion will be unique to the choices and numbers of the drop-in participants – each one a manifestation of the public input on the day.