This month, Euston Town takes over 17-19 Triton Street to launch MAKE SPACE - a scheme using local networks and partnerships to identify opportunities for art, creativity and community engagement.
Hope for Tomorrow is the first MAKE SPACE, a three-week programme that brings together artists, academics, social campaigners and experts to explore contemporary issues using panel talks and workshops. The programme aims to encourage audiences to reimagine how our future cities might adapt and take shape.
Exhibitions will run throughout, focusing on gender equality, community displacement, identity and technology. Artists have been selected for their insightful work that helps us to explore further the narrative of Hope for Tomorrow.
MAKE SPACE: Hope for Tomorrow Launch Event | Wed 13 March
A celebration of the programme, private viewing of the exhibition and a chance to mingle with the artists and members of the local community. Artist Adelaide Damoah will give a visual live body painting performance to complement one of the exhibitions, #myfirstharassment. Book your free ticket here.
MAKE SPACE: Streetwise Interactive Opera Workshop | Thu 14 March
Streetwise Opera are a performing arts charity who work with people who are or have been homeless. Join this award-winning company for an interactive workshop and experience how joyful, inspiring and fun opera can be! The workshop will give you an insight into their work, and a sneak peek of the company's upcoming Opera Hour performance at the Southbank Centre. Book your free ticket here.
MAKE SPACE: Olive Branch Private View & Panel Discussion | Wed 20 March
Olive Branch invites an audience to view their exhibition of photography with Western Saharan communities. A panel discussion and spoken word performance will follow. Book your place here.
MAKE SPACE Panel Talk: The Future of our Cities | Thu 21 March
Experts in art, architecture and technology discuss how our cities should look in the future, and adapt to new challenges. Book your place here.
MAKE SPACE Panel Talk: The Right to a Home | Mon 25 March
Panelists discuss the homelessness crisis, swap ideas and explore the fascinating work that is taking place. Book your place here.
MAKE SPACE: An Evening with Paul Atherton | Wed 27 March
A presentation from Paul Atherton on his fascinating career in film, and his contrasting experience in becoming homeless. A lively discussion with Paul and the audience will follow. Book a ticket here.
A group of experts discuss the urgency of climate change, and examine how the most vulnerable communities are hit hardest by its effects. Book your place here.
The art exhibition is open Monday-Friday 10-4.30pm and showcases the following works:
CLEMENCE VAZARD OF MTART
Clemence’s exhibition will showcase portraits of women paired with sound recordings of their experiences of harassment. #myfirstharassment is a project that continues to grow and documents the experiences of women, contributing to a broader narrative around gender equality and female empowerment.
Olive Branch Arts and award winning photographer Emma Brown exhibit their work with Western Saharan communities within a discussion around community displacement.
THIS IS NOT A FUNERAL
An exhibition exploring how artists use self-preservation and archiving to express their practices. The themes being explored include identity, displacement and alternate realities. Participating artists: Hamed Maiye, Azekel, Rochelle White, Lilian Nejatpour and Kwame Okyeame.