Euston Town launches Make Space, using creative take overs of vacant space to uplift the local area.

The first program ‘Hope for Tomorrow’ located at Regent’s Place will feature exhibitions, performances and workshops that inspire us to think differently about our current challenges, and how we hope our cities develop.

MAKE SPACE is a scheme using networks and partnerships to identify opportunities in Euston for artistic interventions, driving footfall to the area and inviting a new audience to explore.

Hamed Maiye, Afro Portraitism

Hope for Tomorrow is the first MAKE SPACE, set in Regents Place. The three-week program brings together artists, acade mics, social campaigners and experts to explore contemporary issues, using exhibitions, panels and workshops to encourage audiences to re-imagine how our future cities might adapt and take shape.

Hope for Tomorrow is the first MAKE SPACE, which will be located at 17-19 Triton Street, Regent’s Place, the busy work and social hub located between King’s Cross and the West End. The three-week program brings together artists, academics, social campaigners and experts to explore contemporary issues, using exhibitions, panels and workshops to encourage audiences to reimagine how our future cities might adapt and take shape.

Exhibitions will run throughout, focusing on gender equality, displacement, identity and technology. Artists have been selected for their insightful work that helps us to explore further the narrative of Hope for Tomorrow. A collective exhibition with the subtitle This is not a Funeral will take place alongside My First Harassment, complemented by a performance by body printing artists Adelaide Damoah on the March 13 launch evening.

The art will be accompanied by a range of workshops and panel discussions which invite a more immersive participation. These range from a female empowerment class to a photography workshop. Panel discussions will bring together industry experts to give fascinating insight to climate change technology, the future of art and design in cities, and homelessness. The program intends to invite all stakeholders from the local community to take part and contribute to the ongoing discussions, enjoying new mediums of art and help to shape their own ambitions and dreams for the future of our city.

Art exhibitions open throughout the three weeks, showcasing work from: Clemence Vazgard, Olive Branch Arts, Emma Brown, Hamed Maiye, Azekel, Rochelle White and Lilian Nejatpour.

The workshops include:

13th March: Launch event including performance by Adelaide Damoah 14th March: Streetwise Opera

19th March: Olive Brand private view and panel discussion: Photography class with Olive Branch Arts 10 – 11:30am

27th March: Photography class with Oliver Branch Arts: A presentation of works by Paul Atherton at 6:30pm

28th March: Closing event and photography class work exhibition

Panel events

21st March: Our future cities: How art, design and technology will shape our cities 25th March: Homelessness: A city failing its citizens

(Date TBC): Climate change: The social injustice of an environmental emergency

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