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My Home Must Fit Me

Event Type: Open Studios

Event Date: Fri 23 June

Event Time: Start Time: 10:00 - End Time: 17:00

by Studio Cullinan And Buck Architects Ltd (SCABAL)

SCABAL 25 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8BQ

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my home must fit ME

MY HOME MUST FIT ME – play the Game with SCABAL!

We are happy to advise each other on what to buy. We are happy to ask people how to fix things. Apply this willingness to one of society’s major challenges – the unaffordable and, for most, impenetrable housing market – and we can create an alternative model for housing, which blurs the line between real and virtual communities. Harnessing a community united by one desire – to own a home – means that we can create a self-build solution that overcomes many of the significant obstacles faced by individuals.

For Open Studios ’17, SCABAL present a non-zero sum game in which players with linked fortunes will cooperate for mutual benefit.

Through the collective invention, making and playing of a roleplay collaborative card game and building an imaginary apartment block, a House of Cards, SCABAL and guests will spend a day asking and answering questions around the patronage, ownership and procurement of housing. Players will be equipped with tools and strategies so they can actively participate in planning and building a model housing development through interactions which help them select their requirements for location, space and budget.

Problem-solving activity approached playfully in a day-long drop-in workshop at SCABAL’s studios at 25 Hatton Garden EC1N 8BQ, from 10.00am to 5.00pm on Friday 23rd June. To book a place go to or drop in on the day.

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