All at Swiss Cottage Central Library this month!
An exhibition celebrating temporary use of space by artists and other creatives. It showcases the
diverse events held through Camden’s pop up shop programme and explores links to earlier use of
empty space by artists. The exhibition will act as an inspiration and resource for people interested in
creative use of empty space. There is an accompanying series of talks and workshops.
Since June 2009, Camden’s pop-up shop scheme has brought to life empty shops across the borough
offering them as free spaces to businesses, artists and community groups to try out new ideas and
reach new people. In total the scheme has supported 97 unique exhibitions, events and retail
experiences across 19 spaces. We’ve accommodated ethical fashion shows, charities, community
projects, sensory performance installations, ghost festivals, start-up businesses, digital aquariums
and much more.
From concept to reality.
Thursday 17th March 5.30 - 7.30pm
& Saturday 19th March 2 - 4pm
Drop in and meet Meanwhile Space who will take you through the key steps for getting a
emporary project in an empty shop or building or answer particular questions to challenges
you are facing with your pop-up project.
Getting your pop-up started?
Saturday 12th March 12 - 5pm
& Monday 14th March 3 - 8pm
Talking to the council.
Wednesday 16th March 2 - 5pm
Drop in and meet the Camden Council officers who have been running the pop-up shop
scheme who can provide practical advice in dealing with local authorities around temporary
use of space.
Email Eddie at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free place on the workshops.
Pop-up now, what later?
Wednesday 16th March 6 - 7.30pm
A panel of entrepreneurs and urbanists explore how pop-up activity provides the opportunity
or business to innovate and grow and places to evolve as destinations. An opportunity to
meet and learn from those who have seen places change and new business grow by using
space differently. The panel discussion chaired by John Worthington, Director of the Academy
of Urbanism will be followed by a Q&A session.
A great idea can come unstuck when reality bites. Pop-up activity, however short-term still
needs financing. These group workshops will help you to work up your concepts to provide
yourselves with realistic budgets and ways to meet your costs so you can walk away with a
easible template proposal to present to landlords and partners with confidence.