The proposal engages with the ruins of a historical monument, Chepstow castle in Wales, aiming to heighten the awareness of the exiting ruins while binding the new and old together in an act of mutual dependency. The project strives to reactivate a place today numbed in lifeless display which is visited rather than inhabited, and disconnected from the effect of time. The proposal is for Chepstow castle to respond, once again, to today’s social and political climate by inhabiting within its walls a place for the making, study, teaching and exhibition of crafts. An exhibition hall, a lecture hall, workshops, a cafe and a learning center are organised around a courtyard and form dynamic interplay between one another, while activating the castle through this cultural agora.