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Circuit Bending with Creative Hub

Circuit Bending with Creative Hub

This evening we hosted a workshop with the incredible young people from Creative Hub at Knowle West Media Centre. Often whenever toys with electronic functions stop working they are relegated to the back of cupboards and attics, or even the bin. In this workshop we...
Forgotten Toys at Knowle West Fest

Forgotten Toys at Knowle West Fest

Today we brought the Forgotten Toys to Knowle West Fest at Filwood Broadway for an afternoon of experimentation. Local residents of all ages joined in the remixing of old toys to create new characters and games. Together we dismantled toys to discover how they worked,...
The Big Toy Hack

The Big Toy Hack

Today we hosted an open day of experimentation, research and development at The Factory in Filwood Green Business Park. A number of curious experts of Play came along to the session, where we mixed up circuit-bending, street games, craft and digital fabrication. The...
Toy Trike Diaries – Newquay

Toy Trike Diaries – Newquay

Today we spent the day travelling around the Newquay area of Knowle West. We spent some time at the Eagle House coffee morning, chatting with locals over cups of tea and the odd bit of cake. We were let in on all kinds of local expertise; houses where the families...
Toy Trike Diaries – Novers

Toy Trike Diaries – Novers

Today we spent the day riding the toy trike around the Novers area of Knowle West, knocking on doors, meeting people in the street and gathering toys and stories. We met Dave and Cynthia as they happened to be clearing out their shed and chatted about their extended...
How we’ll be recording the project

How we’ll be recording the project

The Forgotten Toys Compendium is an exploration in social archeology and the ways in which we document and record our discoveries will be very important to the impact and understanding of the work. We’ll be using a combination of audio, video and photography to...
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