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City Forum: What can the build process offer communities?

Thursday 2 May18.00– 19.30

What can the build process offer communities?

In response to our current exhibition, BUILDING: An exhibition under construction, this City Forum will explore public participation in building projects; questioning the long-term impacts for participants and communities, the feasibility of delivering these projects as well as questioning the role of the Architect in all this.

We will explore projects from across the country, looking first to The Star and Shadow Cinema in Shielfield, a DIY venue built by volunteers. Architects Mawson Kerr will discuss their involvement in the project alongside Star and Shadow member Dan Wallder.

We will also be joined by architect Lee Ivett, an architect and designer who works to develop low-budget, socially focused projects from scratch with marginalised communities within the UK and beyond that develop local agency and capacity. Lee working with the Farrell Centre this summer to deliver a project with Northeast Young Dads and Lads charity.

Further information about our Speakers:

Mawson Kerr

Mawson Kerr Architects is a multi-award winning, Newcastle-based, employee-owned, design studio. They worked with Star & Shadow to develop designs for their site on Warrick Street. This project transformed their industrial building into a Cinema, Venue Space, Café, Community Spaces, Artist Studios and Workshops. Their work on this project was recognised by the Newcastle Mayors award and RIBA McEwen Award.

Lee Ivett

Lee is head of the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture at the University of Central Lancashire and founder of architecture and design studio Baxendale. He is an award-winning architect, designer, maker, and urbanist with a track record of developing transformational long-term projects with third sector organizations. His mode of practice is intensely generative, developing low-budget, socially focused projects from scratch with marginalised communities within the UK and beyond that develop local agency and capacity.

Like all City Forums, we will open to questions and encourage discussion from our audience

Date
Thursday 2 May

Time
18.00– 19.30

Location

The Sir Terry Farrell Building
Eldon Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RD United Kingdom

Cost
Free

Booking Information
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