"Architecture depends on... mess" Jeremy Till
By connecting the dots 'mesh' forms strong, inclusive, meaningful stories through collaboration.
Mesh Workshop is an adaptable multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design, art and local engagement. Our work aims to harness the positive power of community ambition. We use our connections and design tools to help identify and co-create the spaces, structures and plans that allow existing communities to connect and grow around shared ideas.
In 2015 Mesh was shortlisted for an RIBA constructing communities competition and in 2017 the practice won the London Planning Awards for best community project for its work on the Peckham Coal Line. Today our collective is part of Mayor of London’s Special Assistance Team engaging in a wide range of small and medium scale transformation projects around the capital.
Parade of flags
2017 - Event September
Re-Imagine Bidwell Street
2017 - Mural and street improvements
The Peckham Coal Line
2015 - present - Ongoing project
2016 - RIBA Event
2018 - Shortlist project development for the London Festival of Architecture and Wandsworth Council
Louise is part of Forum for the Future's System Innovation Lab - working on experimental collaborative projects including playing a key role in the Civil Society Futures team.
While studying Architecture at Central Saint Martins Nick launched the Peckham Coal Line bringing local residents together to adopt and connect unused open spaces to form a public linear park. Before his Diploma Nick worked at Knox Bhavan Architects gaining experience in residential and public parks projects. Nick has also worked at ASSEMBLE architects and the Peabody Trust. Before Architecture Nick was a travel writer and photographer. He contributed to several Rough Guides and Alistair Sawday’s and in 2012 wrote a cycling guide to the capital entitled ‘Where to Ride London’.
some of the talent we have collaborated with...
Anna Rose Hughes
Landscapes - Grow the Line
Anna Rose is our go to planting an landscape specialist – She runs her own landscape design company and is a key part of the Coal Line instating ‘grow the line’ and the planters at Bidwell Street.
Artist - Re-Imagine Bidwell Street
A.Dee helped us paint murals for re-imagine Bidwell Street. He has connections with London street art community and is a key part of the Coal Line design team.
Artist - Thessaly Road
Matthew is a NewYork born artist and designer. Matt was a founding member of The Visual Mafia and The 62, and has since moved his studio to London, where he is freelancing and working on his latest project, Gourmandizing London. Matt is is currently working with us on Thessaly Road railway underpass.
Artist - Peckham Coal Line
Stephen is a Freelance Digital Creative Design lead with experience in all aspects of the digital design process gained working Channel 4. Stephen helped produce the Coal Line print and graphic language.
Architect - Museum of London
Corina is a design strategist fostering systemic change for social and environmental justice. Corina helped us with our bid to the Museum of London for Idea for a future London.
Furniture Designer - Peckham Coal Line
By day Tomos is part of Tom Dixon’s design team. He is also a key part of the Coal Line team.
Civil Servant - Feasibility Study
By day Kirsty works across a variety of roles at the Department for Transport. Kirsty is a Peckham Coal Line trustee and has been a key part of the feasibility study delivery team.