The weeklong project played with the potential and overlap between free play and art practice to inform planning and building for a section of the disused St Clement's Hospital, Mile End.

The site, a piece of land untouched and overgrown for over twenty years and claimed by ELCLT London's first ever community land trust was transformed by two groups of local children into a full-scale playground.

The project highlighted the need for additional play areas in the neighbourhood while the materiality; atmosphere and dark history provided ample natural and manmade loose parts for old and newly invented games, ad-hoc adaptations and design interventions.

Commissioned by muf. architecure/art, 2013
Photos by: Paul Khera, Juliet Haysom, BH-N