In 2010, The Red Room embarked on the Oikos Project: a unique mix of public-made art, architecture and performance that explores how a new sustainable society can flourish in a world altered by climate change.
Award-winning Berlin-based architects Köbberling and Kaltwasser worked alongside volunteers to create The Jellyfish Theatre, the UK’s first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials.
With climate change already impacting on our lives, The Red Room commissioned leading playwrights, Kay Adshead and Simon Wu. OIKOS and PROTOZOA were performed during September and October 2010.
This was a ground-breaking project, full of optimism and fun, which empowered people to realise new possibilities in how we might live in the future. It involved a real collaboration between local residents, school children, environmentalists, theatregoers and anyone who loves our city in building and making real this theatre.
The Oikos Project was developed with support of the National Theatre Studio, the New Economics Foundation, UCL Environment institute, WebPlay, M3 Consulting, AKT part of WYG Engineering Ltd, Tipping Point, and Southwark Council. We acknowledge funding from Arts Council England and Unity Theatre Trust.