Let's get adults playing again. Why do kids have all the fun? Games not gym.
Fun interactive online space to highlight the problem of dog poo and littering
Take one projector, some unused space and a good movie. Simple and fun!
A small park area in camden that teaches how to DIY urban gardening!
A factory in Camden making stuff for local people with employment opportunities.
An emotional search engine for spaces around Camden
Access to good green low cost ideas for raising happy healthy family
Ask residents "what's the most important community asset in your neighbourhood?" and many will think about that school - you know, the one they or their children went to, that's just round the corner. So why are the gates closed most evenings and weekends?
Designated parking bays reserved for community recycling points every sunday.
Open up every council or community space to the public for 48 hours
Some way of mapping available space on estates so it can be put to community use
The time is right to bring Medway Court's 'green living' spaces back into use
A location for emerging talent in design/arts, studios, manufacturing, display..
Joint use of building(s) by youth centre(s) & day centre(s)
Use the edges as meeting points
A centre for home school pupils to go and do academic and other activities.
artFix is about using empty shop spaces to host consecutive artistic experiences
The floating arts and crafts market along Regents Canal will be a place for young and aspiring artists, designers, jewellery makers and fashionistas; to make, showcase and sell their work. Most artists and designers struggle to find workspace and market selling space due to lengthy waiting lists, increasing rent costs and limited space available. The floating arts & crafts market will be a new outlet for Camdens talented designers to sell their work to Camden's residents and visitors alike. It will be a valuable asset to this innovative and vibrant borough, not just for its proud residents and designers but also for Camden's economic growth, development, regeneration and community cohesion. Regents Canal is frequented by residents and tourists who use it for recreational strolls and a pleaseant throughfare to Camden lock. It is also an overlooked space which has the potential to be developed into a lucrative market place and an innvoative and fresh tourist attraction.
Extended tree pits which filter stormwater and increase green space.
An index of all the spaces in Camden - simples!
I have tried this idea out in Tower Hamlets with an Intergenerational Somalians womens group and young Bengali women Its around modesty in Fashion and Design introduces the participants to skills in making and designing appropriate yet fresh collection
We could use our many green spaces on estates better. Involve the folks at T.C.V and grow fruit, veg or aromatic flowers to improve community. Get residents and volunteers improving their community, surely only good would follow.
The site under the garages in Dobson Close could be used as a Community centre
Olympic legacy, develop a BMX track to encourage cycling in the young and develo
Extra housing on top of existing Council properties on Drummond St etc.
THE CAMDEN CHALLENGE IDEA SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED
Thanks to all those who submitted, we are in the process of selecting ideas to work with on the day. Meanwhile, please do sign up on our Eventbrite page to join our teams on July 6th to be a part of helping the projects a reality!
Even in a borough as densely occupied as Camden, there is underused space: empty shops, land on housing estates, forgotten corners or buildings that are only used during the day.
Do you have an idea for a project that would unlock the potential of these and other spaces to create something meaningful for local people to use? The idea could relate one part of the borough, like your neighbourhood or estate, or the whole borough.
The Camden Challenge is looking for creative ideas for projects that take new approaches to using space in Camden better. The idea must be for a project you are prepared to work on with others to make happen, rather than just an idea that you think the council should do.
How it works:
If you have an idea, please submit it to the Challenge. We will then select a shortlist of the best ideas and invite their owners to bring them to the Camden Challenge Day on Saturday 6th July. During this day, people with the best ideas will work with Camden residents and businesses, supported by the skills of designers and more, to develop their ideas further.
At the end of the day, the teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and the best teams with the best pitches that can demonstrate impact and sustainability will receive support over the summer months to move their great idea into a fully researched and designed project.
After this summer of support, the teams will pitch their project at a Dragon's Den in front of potential funders (there is no council funding for this) and investors in the early autumn.