‘Home Sweet Dome’

Client: Swan Housing & Basildon Borough Council
Creative Team: The People Speak
Location and Date: Craylands Estate, Basildon. 2011

The artist collective ‘The People Speak’ worked with residents from the estate over a 24-month period, converting a former laundry into their base for the duration.

The project outcome ‘Home Sweet Dome’ an inflatable marquee, co- designed with the residents and architectural practice Penttine Schöne, is used to host events for the whole community on the estate. The Home Sweet Dome project illustrates how involving creative practitioners can lead to new solutions to building community cohesion.