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 (up to 50 capacity)
Meet outside Unit 41/42, Brixton Village indoor market, Atlantic Road, Brixton
Hackney: 15:00–17.30, Saturday 13 February
Meet at 129 — 131 Mare Street, Hackney E8 3RH
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 to book a place.