Article 31.1

As a part of the programme of events for the London Festival of Architecture 2012, members of the Article 31.1 collective, including Jon Spencer, designed and built a giant board game. The purpose of the game was to encourage participants to find new, playful ways to engage with the city of London.

These are a selection of Jon's images recording the preparation of the game and the various events we organised or joined in over the course of the Festival.

The first event was held at Workshop 44 in the Regent Estate, Hackney. Running over the opening weekend of the Festival this included an exhibition, craftivist workshop and paper boat building amongst other things.

Our second event involved taking over the adventure playground at Weaver's Fields in Bethnal Green - normally only open to children, and normally closed on a Sunday - we opened the doors to all comers on the middle Sunday of the Festival. Kite making, ping pong & parkour workshops were part of the fun.

For more about this project, see the project blog at

The members of Article 31.1 were: Ella Ackroyd, Jayden Ali, Oliver Dawkins, Shelley Jones, Hwei Fan Liang, Mark Oliver and Jon Spencer.

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