The winning team designed a floating exhibition and cinema to be situated on the water, providing a community hub for the Canada Water area. Powered by solar panels, the solution featured screens made out of plants and an interactive sound system.
During the 2022 summer school, students explored opportunities and transferrable concepts of urban farming to maximise a positive impact on the community at TEDI-London’s home: Canada Water. Their brief was to create solutions that are innovative, feasible and commercially visable, supporting data and insights to:
- Enabling and maximising participatory urbanism in Canada Water
- Creating impact for local communities through urban farming
- Deploying smart technologies
- Exploring alternative food concepts and associated carbon impacts
Each team designed and developed a solution to support our neighbour, Paper Garden. Summer school 2022 concluded with a Demo Day, where the teams presented their ideas and prototypes to their peers, industry partners, local community members and TEDI-London staff.
The final projects:
- Kay and Sruti Summer school 2022 students from ASU & UNSW
“We have really enjoyed having the opportunity to come up with our own solution and seeing how much can be achieved in a short space of time when a group of people come together to accomplish a common goal. It was also very eye-opening to work with a team where each member had a different skillset and disciplinary background – it brings together lots of different perspectives and ideas and we feel that this really shone through in our project work.”
- Alessandro Summer School student, UNSW
“Being part of TEDI-London’s summer school this year has taught me a lot about engineering design. It was really valuable for me to understand that you need a lot of information about the problem at hand, who it is for and the different resources available before even starting to develop a solution or build a prototype. “
- Professor Keith Straughan TEDI-London Visiting Professor
“It has been a joy to support the 2022 summer school at TEDI-London and deliver a workshop on business planning to such a broad range of students. It was really interesting to explore sustainable farming with them and help them understand how marketing and business methods can be applied alongside the engineering methods to produce impactful products and solutions.”
- Professor Julie Bregulla Summer School Programme Lead & Director of Innovation, TEDI-London.
“We chose the focus of this year’s summer school based on the needs of TEDI-London’s surrounding area. With Phase One of British Land’s Canada Water masterplan well underway, we wanted the students to take inspiration and benefit from what is already happening around us. This works both ways, as supporting our students to make a difference doesn’t just start when they graduate. Summer school is also an opportunity for the student teams to have a positive, real-life impact on our local community.”