Roundfield helped to create and facilitate a series of artistic interventions aimed at raising awareness for a community garden project situated on one of the only remaining areas of open green space nearby to Deptford high street. DIY Deptford was the name of the campaign to reconnect the local community with this space as well as engaging and educating about local food production and resilience. One intervention was a seventeen metre wide willow circle constructed as land art by Roundfield with the help of the local community. The aim of this work was to populate this threatened green space and act as a focal point for activity and discussion ahead of the creation of the planned community garden.
As a broad community endeavour it was incredibly effective which was helped by being based in a meanwhile project space on Deptford High Street (Utrophia), which was also the venue for a pop up shop as well as regular events, workshops and gigs.
Additional image credits: Andrew Kerr and Stephen Molyneux