Living the strategy: we’ve moved to a Creative Hub!
31 October 2018 Daniel Charny
So, Creative Hubs are organisations ‘that use their space or infrastructure for networking, organisational and business development within the cultural and creative industries sector’. Or at least that’s how Creative Partnership EU neatly define them.
We’re deeply interested in how people connect to ideas, and to each other, and so Hubs, Clusters, Studios and Networks are all part of our toolkit. We’ve worked at developing a vocabulary of what could be called ‘hub style’ approaches into projects in recent years, including at Dartington Estate, Central Research Laboratory and the Center for Creativity Craft and Design.
Alongside Hub leadership, we know that clarity around a Hub’s purpose is critical in attracting a like minded community. So when we saw a Hub opening locally to us, which advertised through its very structure its commitment to social values (offering free space to community businesses), we took the jump and relocated there ourselves.
So we’ve moved! From Now On and Fixperts are now resident in a new design and tech destination dreamed up by the increasingly forward thinking Lambeth Council and delivered by 3Space.
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons