Make Do & Draw is a product of the current economic climate which prompted us to make do, use our skills and direct our energy into making, doing and drawing. We mediate the boundary between art and architecture. We intend to contribute our particular strengths of imagination and technical expertise to better our local environment and do so with an optimistic approach. We work on a variety of time-scales, from the temporal to the permanent, from a fleeting artistic intervention, through to a building that will last for hundreds of years. Our studio moves from the kitchen table to the street market to the building site.
The East London Terrace is our major theme and design beacon, through which we will learn about the past, stare in the face of the present and look into the future. We draw attention to East London local society through theatrical events in architectural interventions which house dramatic presentations of East London history and local stories. We want to catch the attention of local people and attract curiosity from visitors to the area.