Remote Connections emerged during the pandemic as a way for Cubitt to connect with the Islington residents we work with. 

Throughout spring 2021, four artists and groups of Islington residents from different generations gathered online and in person. Organised with our partners All Change, these gatherings took place in a secondary school, an extra care setting, with community centres and from people’s living rooms. 

Through conversations and creative experiments, we explored what helps us to feel connected with each other and ourselves, with our surroundings, and across time, distance and generations. 

The groups did all kinds of activities together. We grew flowers, wrote poems and created a mystery Instagram account where we posted our art. We drew on windows with tape and pressed petals and leaves from a school playground. We drank tea and shared stories. 

We collected lots of ideas, images and art from these gatherings and created a workbook, In the Making, to share examples of what the groups made, as well as invitations for you to explore what helps you feel connected. Over 1,000 copies of the workbooks were distributed to Islington residents via community centres, Age UK Islington, day centres and foodbanks. 

Limited Edition copies available in the CUBITT Shop here.  

You can find the full workbook here.


Floating by Johnan Robertson

Somebody_some_body Instagram, with Saturday Social participants 

Francesca Beard worked with residents from The Mildmays
Beverley Bennett worked with groups from Caxton House Community Centre and the Holloway Neighbourhood Group
Lydia CS worked with students from Arts and Media School Islington
Lucy Steggals worked with the Saturday Socials group

In the Making was edited by Ania Bas and designed by Mariana de Vale.