Roost is a design & maker project based in Muirhouse and is run by artist Lindsay Perth. Roost’s aim is to create a ‘makerspace’ for people to share their skills and knowledge and to design, create and make for North Edinburgh’s communities and birds.
In 2016 ROOST initiated a collaboration with the S2 Art Class from Craigroyston Community High School to explore design approaches for birdhouses. Over a period of 5 months students built models, testing design ideas with various materials, working with Lindsay to develop their ideas. Once a design was decided upon the students built models for their designs out of balsa wood or plaster.
The student’s birdhouse designs were exhibited in the Arcadeum space for two weeks and the community were invited to vote for their favorite design. OVer 120 votes were cast, and the winning model received a gift certificate.