Stop. Look around. 

Everything you see, perhaps an object you are touching right now, was once cargo onboard a ship. For one week in October, design studio We Are Laura will stage a maritime takeover inside a Boxpark shipping container. Throughout the week, you are invited to join us in crafting a vast paper based seaside-inside installation. We want you to think inside the box – and bring the ocean with you. There will be talks and workshops from other creative contributors, all with a marine theme, building up to the grand finale where together we will assemble this sea-scape in less than 24 hours.

Come aboard and don’t miss out before it disappears, like messages written in sand.



Monday 14th October 5-7pm

Family Inkwell // Nautical Workshop // with Claire Scully and Stewart Easton

Using the collaborative drawing technique used by illustrators Claire Scully and Stewart Easton you will have the opportunity to work together with them on a large scale Blue Whale illustration. Using line, pattern and colour we will explore how these elements can form multiple narratives within a single panel.

£8, buy your ticket here

Tuesday 15th October 12 - 2pm

Takayo Akiyama // Badge Making

Drop-in over lunchtime for a badge making workshop

With illustrator Takayo Akiyama, £3


Tuesday 15th October 5-7pm


Join Codasign for a maritime-themed evening working with Bare Conductive paint. For just one evening we’ll be leading workshops on how to build paper circuits with electrical components and conductive ink. Combine crafting with technology to make a nautical light-up card.

£8, buy your ticket here

Wednesday 16th October 5-7pm

Rhiannon Adam

Polaroid photographer and former sailor Rhiannon Adam will be leading a nautically themed Polaroid demonstration, teaching advanced techniques and manipulations. Come and watch as a large emulsion lift work takes shape and ask Rhiannon anything you want to know about Polaroid photography. 





Friday 18th October

We Are Laura will construct a live 24 installation, piecing together all the elements that have been created during the week, into a vast sea-scape.