Tuesday 2 February 2010

Spacemakers & RIBA London run workshops exploring "forgotten spaces"

More from Space Makers in London who are working on empty property initiatives.

Space Makers has joined forces with RIBA London to run two workshops this month exploring "forgotten spaces". Come and join us in Brixton this Thursday afternoon for the first of these!

Time: February 4, 2010 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Location: Brixton Village (aka Granville Arcade) - meet outside Unit 41/42
Organized By: Space Makers Agency & RIBA London

Event Description:
Space Makers Agency and RIBA London have joined forces for a pair of events this month, as part of the Forgotten Spaces design competition. Artists, students, designers, architects and space makers of all kinds are invited to take part in our mapping workshops in Brixton and Hackney.

The Forgotten Spaces competition invites proposals for overlooked pieces of land around the capital. Our workshops will explore the questions this opens up — who has a space been “forgotten” by? What roles might it play for different people who live or work around it? How do we go about “remembering” a space in ways which take account of the relationships people already have with a space?

The workshops will be led by Space Makers Associate Sara Haq and will involve exploring and mapping potential “forgotten spaces” in the local area, as well as developing ideas and perspectives from which proposals could be developed. We want to encourage people to think beyond the conventions of their professional practice and explore the complexities of space and memory.

The first event is this Thursday — the second, a week next Saturday. Here are the details:

Brixton: 15.00−17.30, Thursday 4 Feb

Meet outside Unit 41/ 42, Brixton Village indoor market, Atlantic Road, Brixton

Places for the workshops will be awarded on a first come first served basis and additional sessions may be held in other areas, subject to demand. You’ll need to bring your own digital camera (or cameraphone), notebook and writing materials.

The event is free, however all attendees must register in advance. Contact Jessame Cronin to book a place.

See more details and RSVP on Space Makers Network:

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  1. I have persuaded them to come to Sunny Margate Too, in April, so one for you to get involved in.

  2. Most excellent work, OWM! Looking forward to hearing about this.