Partner Programme

16 — 24 Sept 2023

Craft, Materials

V&A South Kensington

Cromwell Road

(Furniture, Room 133, The Dr Susan Weber Gallery)




For the second iteration of Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, the V&A has collaborated with environmental charity Sylva Foundation to create the Field Notes summer school.

Twelve practitioners within art, design and architecture were selected to participate through an open call-out. Through seminars, forest walks, and hands-on making the participants explored ways of caring for woodlands and utilising locally sourced wood. Field Notes considered the importance of diverse thinking when envisioning sustainable futures, it also discussed issues of land use and ownership; and questions of access and inclusion. This display is part of Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures, a ten-year project supported by John Makepeace OBE.