Brixton A Common Narrative

A Common Narrative proposes to participants from any kind of creative field, to work collaboratively on the context of Brixton toward one unique visual publication.

On the basis of their personal interests and past projects on the neighborhood, they will be invited to bring their own vision and authorship to articulate together one narration. In this process, they will deepen their personal point of view while re-contextualising their work within a group and in relation to the reality of Brixton and the format of a publication. The workshop will aim at orches- trating several voices within a collaborative work that will bring together photography, writing, graphic design and book making.

The workshop is open to any type of creative person, from architects to designers, writers to illustra- tors, designers to photographers; aiming at beeing cross-disciplinary and at creating a richer content. Participants will be invited to bring their own existing projects related to Brixton, but they will also be able to research imagery on Internet and to create new ones over the 3 days.

In the process, they will learn about narration, image production, editing, sequencing and laying- out, as well as looking critically at images.


Day 1
1 – Presentation: aims/ method/ some examples of books – (2h)
2 – Exercice + brainstorming on the narration (2h)
3 – First image selection, production and research – Creation of a mood-board (2h)

Day 2

5 – Definition of a narration + sequencing (2h)
6 – Image selection, production and research (4h)

Day 3

7 – Final sequencing of the book (3h) 8 – Printing and Assembling (3h)

Material needed: printer, photocopier and paper.

Workshops Instructors:

Magali Avezou is an independent curator and founder of a r c h i p e l a g o, a studio conceiving art and educational projects. She is a lecturer at LCC (UK) and IED (Italy) and a visiting lecturer in universities such as Royal College of Arts, Northampton University, London College of Communication, and Istituto Marangoni.


Dates: Brixton A Common Narrative
Days: Jan 18, Jan 25 & Jan 26
Time: Saturday + Sunday
Length: 11:00-17:00
Tutor: Magali Avezon
Fee: £195.00
Places: 8 places left