STORE is an association of artists, architects and designers working between London and Rotterdam towards a common goal: supporting more young people from underrepresented backgrounds applying to creative courses, and addressing the social imbalance in art, design and architecture education. STORE projects comprise three core elements: an educational programme, socially engaged practice and diverse public events.


In our educational programme, young people learn with practicing artists and designers to discover and develop their creative talents, learn practical skills, grow confidence and build portfolios in art and design.

We organise a wide range of public events. STORE exists to facilitate the sharing of design skills and knowledge between experienced practitioners, aspiring students and the general public. We are working to ensure that the next generation of architects, artists and designers better reflect the communities they work for and live in.

As a Community Interest Company STORE’s associates apply their knowledge and skills to projects that directly address current socio-economic challenges.

Join us for a free After School Club in December with Francesca Sarti of Arabeschi di Latte. Students will be working with bread as a material to adorn a festive table.

Join us for a free After School Club in model-making run by Thomas Smith and UnitLab. In this workshop, students will design and make a scale model of a neighbourhood in the city, and learn how to design and make moving electronic elements in order to tell a story of a place. Students will learn model making skills and basic electronics using arduino. The final model will be displayed in the STORE STORE window over the winter break.

Join us for a free After School Cub in November with Kimberley Cookey-Gam from Crochet Cookey. Students will learn how to make a balaclava, applying traditional techniques and sustainable materials into a contemporary wearable product.

Join us for a free after school club run by ReCollective. We will explore how waste is processed, bringing together principles central to natural building techniques and the circular economy.

Join us for a free One-Day Workshop run by Flimsy Studio. The workshop is part of a series exploring non-destructive design and transformation.Students will assemble a structure out of recycled material.

You are invited to our LDF launch of our After School Clubs and Summer School products over the past 5 months of STORE STORE. Encouraging and exposing alternative ways of learning, making and sharing.

Join us for a free after school club in July run by Tessa Silva. Using milk as a natural casting material, you will have the opportunity to design and make a series of vases. This is an opportunity for 10 state school students (age 15-18).

Join our Hackney Public Workshops and bring new ideas and objects into your home. STORE Public Workshops are guided by expert makers with all proceeds supporting our educational program for state school students.

In our online shop you will find a variety of homeware, accessories and furniture designed and made by both students from the After School Club and local makers based around the UK.

Join us for a STORE STORE x Rains Event! We’ll be exhibiting student work from the Recycled Rain Hats after school club. In the classes, students learnt about working with waste, pattern cutting and sewing and made rain hats from Rains production rejects.

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