Sat 17 Jun – Sun 3 Sep | Opening times as per building | Free admission | Arena Gallery
Futuremakers is a summer-long programme which aims to inspire the designers and makers of the future through acts of playing, making and building.
The project brings together three makers-in residence, Simon & Tom Bloor, Zoe Robertson and Birmingham Co.LAB, with the wider public to design and build a number of ‘pavilions’. The makers will inspire and help support the creation and construction of pavilions using the architecture of mac and the landscape of Cannon Hill Park as an inspiration point.
Resident makers will work in purpose-built open studios in the gallery to work collaboratively with the public and local groups. Participants will be invited to explore materials, play and have fun, while helping to create a new structure, supported by our experienced makers.
An exhibition of historical and contemporary examples of designing through play accompanies the residency programme with works from established architects and artists including: Riccardo Dalisi, Renata Bandeira, Studio Weave, We Made That, Huw Wahl, Action Mobile Space, Kate Darby Architects, TakTal Test Unit, Little Architect, Catalytic Action, Kosuge1-16 and many more.
There are lots of opportunities to take part in Futuremakers. If you are interested in coming along to play and create with our makers, please come visit the gallery space and see how it transforms over the summer. The makers will be on site between 10th July to 18th August.
Curated and organised by Co.LAB in collaboration with Trevor Pitt. Support from Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University. With additional support by Hawkins/Brown Architects.
Futuremakers Final Event
A presentation of the work generated by the three makers-in-residence and all the participants of the Summer Camps and Next Gen groups will take place Wednesday 30 August. The event is free but booking is essential.