kinship2 BRIEF

Predesign: up to 15.09.15
Design and make: 16.09.15 - 19.09.15
Last year we invented right here in Lewes; the KinShip
This year; we are to launch the:
KinShip 2; Another unique mobile community structure.

The structure will be demountable and easily transportable and embrace multi-functionality and camaraderie as a key ingredient........a romantic dinner, a chance meeting, a tabletop sale, a cooking demonstration, a sanctuary or something not yet invented or dreamt of….

Locally sourced, sustainable/re-used materials eg birch, larch, norwegian spruce, hazel, hornbeam...Salvaged materials, Seasoned timber, Corrugated iron, plywood, canvas, tarpaulin
Tension cable, bolts, screws, steel strap, brackets, threaded bar.
Explore traditional and modern practices, materials, forms, ideas.
For comfort, conviviality, durability, ease of assembly, disassembly, storage, low maintenance...

The intention is that this structure will be presented to the people of Lewes and that different community groups and societies will be able to use it. 

The structure should have adaptability built into its design and realisation, optimising its potential for further evolution and capacity to grow through its future use.

To this end; we hereby invite you to brainstorm from now!

Here's how:

1. Book your place [email below] and join this blog - we will forward a kit list
2. sketch, model, play - any medium..
3. Choose 3 of your best contributions/inspirations and photo/film [keep file size low]
4. Submit to kinShip2 blog on HANDS-ON-BRISTOL for open studio discussion
to submit:
A compose your email
- subject will be the title of the post
- body text of email will be text of post
B add attachments - jpeg
C email to:

You have until 5pm 11th September

Progress to open studio:
5. Join the open Review - feedback, discuss, develop....
6. From all your ideas and feedback, we will together form the concept that will become our project for the design/make workshops.

Then roll up your sleeves....

Meet at [Wills workshop; Lewes - map will be sent with kit-list] 9.30am 16.09.15

7. And join the team: experienced designers and makers
You'll collaboratively develop the design leading to a group build, installation
We will start making...

.....and who knows where we will arrive


* to our knowledge!

def: kingship - a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character

Any questions about the workshop; do email us: or