Camden’s ‘Think & Do’ Pop-Up is a community space to give people in Camden the chance to come together to develop ideas and projects tackling the climate and ecological crisis. The creation of a new civic space is a direct follow on from Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis.
Think & Do runs pop-ups in different spaces across the Borough of Camden. Think & Do also runs projects.
Create a community ecosystem that is resilient and responsive to climate and social injustice. Find and implement creative solutions to challenges identified at a community level and respond to them collectively.
Think & Do will connect and activate the community through pop ups, events, exhibitions, webinars and projects designed, led and run by committed individuals. This will take place in partnership with Camden Council, residents, schools, businesses, and the whole community.
Think & Do came about from Camden citizen’s deep concern about climate change and their desire to get involved in co-creating solutions that tackle climate change and also help social inclusion and cohesion.
Camden has a long history of using citizens’ assembly and participatory approaches to get people involved in decision-making and be active citizens. In response to students strikes and protests by Extinction Rebellion in April 2019, the Council readily agreed to hold a Citizens’ Assembly as part of Camden’s “climate emergency” declaration.
Camden became the first council in the UK to hold a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate which met over July 2019 and received over 600 ideas for action. The final report and 17 recommendations of the Assembly were discussed at the Full Council meeting on 7th October 2019, when the Council unanimously agreed to take forward all these recommendations. The first ‘Think & Do’ pop up space was created to continue the civic collaboration among and between citizens so everyone could learn about the Assembly’s work and could bring forward additional imaginative ideas and projects. The Council found a premise on Kentish Town Rd it could quickly convert into the Think & Do space in October and convened a workshop on 14th October attended by nearly 100 people to help co-design the new space.
Think & Do is a non profit company limited by guarantee and is starting the process to achieve charitable status.
An outer strategy group meets quarterly to provide focus and guidance that is made up of residents from across Camden.
Different projects have working groups of volunteers and some part time paid staff.
We welcome all those who are keen to get involved to get in touch
Contact us via the contact form on this website. We need more volunteers to help us run the programme of activities.