Creative Hubs: why ‘hubness’ is a quality you should be interested in
15 August 2019 Dee Halligan
There are, apparently, 400 hubs in Indonesia. 100 of them applied for a new Creative Hubs Academy that our Director Dee Halligan was recently asked to devise for 3-headed client Nesta, British Council and Hivos. Somewhere short of 20 ended up in a room with her in June as she piloted the start of the 6 month programme, working with them for 3 days, helping to shape their strategic proposition and refine their programmes.
It’s obvious that the term Hub has become a catch-all, but for what? Both globally and in the UK it’s used to herd things which have happened forever – libraries, community centres, venues, shared studio spaces, craft workshops, research institutes, business centres – alongside more recent phenomena – co-working spaces, makerspaces, incubators, container villages, meanwhile spaces.
She had some thoughts about why the word ‘hub’ is more than just jargon thrown up by the zeitgeist, and what you could learn from what they’re doing. Read about them here.
Pictured: the fabulous Ratu Fitri of Substitute Makerspace, Surabaya.
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