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We Can Make: Homes - 'Test Space' launch
Thu 11 May 2017, 16:30 – 20:30 BST
We Can Make explores new approaches to the housing crisis that have people and communities at their heart. The new We Can Make Test Space is a place for collaboration, conversation and hands-on making; a platform to share the research so far and to develop ideas further, with the aim of enabling communities to take control of where and how homes are built – and who can build them.
From re-thinking the planning system to exploring the possibilities of flat-pack homes and bonds and community building societies, everything is up for grabs.
Join Knowle West Media Centre on Thursday 11th May and:
- Hear stories about home and housing as told by Knowle West residents in a new audio artwork by Caitlin Shepard.
- Marvel at wallpaper made by local people using artist Charlotte Biszewski’s Mobile Making Machine.
- Explore new ways to create affordable housing together.
- See Joseph Ball’s new photography artwork celebrating the green culture of Knowle West.
4:30 – 6:30pm: Models, Money & Making It Work - Fun interactive workshop to test, review and develop prototype financial, regulatory and design models for citizen-led housing.
6:30 – 8.30pm: Test Space Opening with exhibition and drinks. PLUS FREE Homes Match-Make Service*
*Homes Match-Make service:
We’ll match you with architects and designers to talk about your needs and how this project could help. Is your home too big or small for you? Does someone in your family need a place to live in the area? Sign up on the night and see how we could help...