Absolute Beginners is a new factory for Park Royal Industrial Estate, where young people can learn how to make the basic goods that were once produced here – and which we might need to make again in the uncertain economies of our future.
Over 9 months in 2021, three groups of local 17-21 year olds learnt to make one product from the estate’s past, in radically sustainable new ways: using simple tools, abundant local materials and off-grid power. You can read more about their experiences here.
Absolute Beginners is a project by Tom James, commissioned by Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation, as part of In The Making. Youth engagement by Cam Jarvis (When It Works). Graphic design by Jon Cannon. Website built by Artur Turkuli.