Crafting the Line

Jasleen Kaur

Schools Project
Jan - Dec 2016

Part of the following series:

Underline: Art & Music for the Victoria line

Led by artist Jasleen Kaur, between January and April 2016 six schools participated in a series of workshops inspired by shop keepers, makers and local cultures located along the Victoria line.

The workshops encouraged pupils to discuss the practical, social and cultural use of objects in our daily lives, and explore DIY making techniques.  Using a process of ‘bodging’ (mixing the different forms and functions of objects), pupils worked collaboratively and independently to create an alternative archive of objects for everyday use.

From November to December 2016 images of the objects produced will be displayed at six underground stations: Walthamstow Central, Seven Sisters, Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington, Oxford Circus and Stockwell.

An accompanying leaflet will present the objects as new and innovative products, forming part of an imaginary shop stretching the length of the Victoria line. The leaflet will be available at all Victoria line stations.

Participating Schools: Arts & Media School Islington (Islington) – Herbert Morrison Primary School (Lambeth) – Soho Parish Primary (Westminster) – Stamford Hill Primary School (Haringey) – Walthamstow School for Girls (Waltham Forest) – William Ellis School (Camden).

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