Yu-Cheng Yang

NETTLE-CLUB - WILD AND SAFE

Can the emporium way in Northampton be reimagined as a participatory alternative to exclusive urban developments?

Inspired by self-organised community groups in Northampton who prior to Covid were transforming public spaces around the city centre into community-focused events, a new speculative community centre emerges in Emporium way, providing spaces for growing, manufacturing and consuming nettle based products. A series of tea pavilions encourage residents to meet, discuss and brainstorm ideas for community events, whilst a surrounding wild landscape of stinging nettles provides the opportunity for all year round community project funding.


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