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Tools for Solidarity | RESOLVE Collective

Outdoor Play Commission


This summer The Mosaic Rooms is pleased to invite children, families and all to play and create in our new outdoor play commission by RESOLVE Collective . 

Tools for Solidarity is a collaborative project by RESOLVE Collective that draws on workshops with participants of Earl’s Court Youth Club, local families in the Earl’s Court area, and several schools in Ramallah, Palestine. The outdoor play installation has been shaped through these participatory workshops, learning from the young peoples’ local experiences of place and belonging, solidarity, and togetherness. Tools for Solidarity animates and activates children’s creative language through play and presents a fun, interactive and evolving play structure in The Mosaic Rooms’ Garden. 

This new co-produced project will manifest in a series of interactive sculptures which harness radical play and remix recycled materials to ask young people and their families: what tools are needed in our communities to practice solidarity? Throughout Summer 2023, the installation will grow and evolve, changing through play, as a way of exploring and supporting practices of solidarity for a variety of communities and social causes both locally and internationally.  

A wider artist ecology will contribute to the project by devising self-led play guides for the Tools for Solidarity installation through public sessions. These ‘lesson plans’ invite partners and participants to reflect on ‘solidarity’ and what this means for them. Traces from these contributions will activate the garden as a site of making and learning for everyone. 

A launch event and three public family workshops (including one on 31st May) will further develop the commission in The Mosaic Rooms’ Garden.  

RESOLVE Collective is an interdisciplinary design collective that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address social challenges. They have delivered numerous projects, workshops, publications, and talks in the UK and across Europe, all of which look toward realising just and equitable visions of change in our built environment. They have developed projects, exhibitions and residencies including at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin; London Design Festival in Brixton; They currently have a solo exhibition at Barbican’s Curve Gallery and have presented shows at, Wellcome Collection, CCA Brighton, De La Warr Pavilion, S1 Art Space; V&A East. 

They have worked critically with several institutions, developing projects, exhibitions, and research residencies across the UK and Europe including Turf Projects, Croydon; Rotterdam; Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig; Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; and Future Architecture Platform / LINA, Ljubljana.  

They currently have a solo exhibition at Barbican’s Curve Gallery and are the exhibition designers for Wasserbotschaften at the MARKK in Hamburg, Germany, having recently presented shows at CCA Brighton, Wellcome Collection, De La Warr Pavilion, V&A, Design Museum, Crucible Theatre, MK Big Shop, and Yard Art House. 

PRESS RELEASE – RESOLVE Collective: Tools for Solidarity 

Reading List by RESOLVE Collective

Supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Arts Grants Scheme 


PHOTO CREDIT: Photos courtesy of RESOLVE Collective, and Tom Arran. 

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