Award winning social and sustainable design
Making Research: materials and making for social & sustainable development
Engaging Design: creative interventions for social engagement
Virtuous Circular Economies: Material cycles of cultural meaning and value
Digi-tools: technology tools and making methods for social empowerment and inclusion

A Place-Maker-Space for Newhaven Fort

We create a 'pop-up' exhibition and creative engagement space for envisioning a new future for this historic building.

Read more

Circular City

We create an exhibition of waste resources for FutureBuild

Read more

Material Meanings

'Sole Searching' explores elevating the social and cultural value of waste

Read more

Place-Maker-Space Brighton

Community21 creates an 'urban room' for Brighton

Read more

On Our Doorsteps - Local Design Activism

A mini festival of collaborative making exploring design & localism and 'making' community culture. #Crafting communities.

Read more

WasteHouse

Community21 team help create the famous house made from waste.

Read more

Well-Maker-Space

Our latest maker-space is a shed in a care home garden. 'Well-making / Making-well'.

Read more

Widening Participation

Co-designing innovative engagement tools for The National Collaborative Outreach Programme

Read more

Wiki-Waste-Workshop South Africa

Using waste and the internet to empower sustainable development in underdeveloped communities in South Africa and Asia.

Read more

Envisioning the living city 2030

Stakeholder engagement and mapping workshop for Brighton and Hove City Council policy teams.

Read more

Beach waste into 'Flip-flops'

This community clean up project from 2011 with The Marine Conservation Society looks at people, pollution, plastics, provence, product and place.

Read more

Young Digital Citizenship

Engaging young people in local politics and neighbourhood planning using accessible technology.

Read more

Waste Opportunities

Buildings as materials stores and material stories. Community21 map city resources for EU social housing project.

Read more

Greenhouse community recycling centre and re-use shop

This former bus depot is turned into an award winning community re-use centre.

Read more

Den Building

Promoting intergenerational exchange and engagement with the natural environment through co-designed and sustainable recreational spaces.

Read more

Your village in 2061!

Intergenerational envisioning of the future village by remembering the past.

Read more

Open mapping tool

Our tool allows you to create bespoke interactive maps

Read more

Product Life Workshop

Exploring our social and cultural relationships to products and extending their lifespans.

Read more

Marriage of Materials

Exploring cultural value of collaborative material compositions

Read more

Meaning Making at PUMA

We present waste materials research to fashion and sportswear industry

Read more

100% Sustainable 2008 'Models of Sustainable Design'

Exhibit and engagement space asks industrial community what are the models for sustainable design.

Read more

Bright-space 2004

Paper thin buildings: Origami geo-dome cold-formed from 100% recycled plastics

Read more

Design disassembly and circularity

This body of industrial product design work from 1999-2002 focuses on energy and production efficiency of plastics.

Read more

Prismex Furniture

Pioneering technology we launched with Philips and Perspex in 1999 promotes ultra energy efficiency

Read more

Re-wilding the City

Engaging the public in urban nature and wildlife in the city centre!

Read more

Designing Resilience

Co-producing tools for promoting resilience and well-being in young people with complex needs

Read more

100% Sustainable 2007

Engaging industry on a village green at London Design Festival.

Read more