Surprises with make:good

Posted by theministry on 29th January 2021

We are excited to announce our partnership with make:good. Together we will be bringing our young people’s poetry to a street near you this spring.

Shhhh! Can you keep a secret? This spring our young writers will be creating secret poems to be discovered in and around Hoxton.

From poems etched on breadsticks to sky writing, our young people are dreaming up big and minuscule ways to share their words.

To realise their ideas, we have partnered with make:good, an architecture and design practice who helped design the Ministry of Stories writing centre, back when we started in 2010. make:good puts people at the heart of change in their neighbourhood, using fun activities to bring the stories, histories and memories of an area into its spaces.

make:good said; “We are so excited to be working with young people on this project to bring their ideas and poems to life in the most unexpected of places. Collaborating with Ministry of Stories will be an excellent possibility to work with talented young people and reconnect with our inner children!”

Our young writers said:

I’m excited to design the poems to put around Hoxton.

I’m excited about the designing, about what patterns we can do.

I’m excited about meeting Cotton the dog.

Cotton the dog

Cotton, the make:good dog

This collaboration will help bring to life Unexpected Poetry, our community writing labs’ spring term project, which is made possible thanks to generous support from Shoreditch and Hoxton Art Fund, The Cockayne Foundation, and Mayor of London.



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