DK-CM worked with Europa and Spacemakers on producing Village Design Guidance for two villages in South Cambridgeshire that were facing substantial residential developments.
Wanting to respond to the village and local community, we delivered workshops with ‘editorial teams’ made up of local residents, to produce a fanzine; a radical, informal magazine, devoted to a place.
We were led on a photographic tour by the villagers who then collectively curated, edited and printed the ‘zine in the one-day session. The fanzines gave a multi-voiced and diverse portrait of the community, and told a nuanced and positive story of the place that went beyond what is usually gathered through urban consultation.
The reflections of the villages captured in the content of the fanzine informed and directed the final strategy document, which is now supplementary planning guidance to future development in the villages.
- Client: South Cambridgeshire District Council
- Value: £30k
- Dates: September 2018 – February 2019
- Collaborators: Europa, Spacemakers
- Status: Completed