For the second year running Universal Design Studio and TOG are collaborating on a temporary pavilion in Shoreditch. The Framework for Exchange will encourage interaction, openness, collaboration and community.
The shared economy and in particular working spaces can provide a new generation with fertile ground for interaction by sharing spaces with other people with varying approaches and perspectives.
The concept focuses on the exchange of knowledge, skills, time and goods. We will create a framework embodied through the architecture of the space and the programming of events that will explore different forms of exchange.
Programme of Events
Exchange of creativity
Illustrator-in-residence Tom Dowse will be live-sketching in the pavilion, transforming visual observations and verbal exchanges from visitors into bespoke literal and abstract illustrations, encouraging participants to reconsider how creativity can be inspired through moments of exchange.
Sat 15th September, 12:00 – 17:00
Tues 18th September, 12.00 – 16.00
Wed 19th September, 12:00 – 17:00
MATS FOR ROUGH SLEEPERS
Exchange of plastic for upcycling
Gemma Simmons (TOG) will lead lunchtime workshops on upcycling plastic bags to functional mats. The mats will be donated to the Help Refugees charity, which takes action to improve lives of refugees.
Mon 17th September, 12:00 – 14:00
Wed 19th September, 12:00 – 14:00
Fri 21st September, 12:00 – 14:00
COMPLIMENTS + CONVERSATION
Exchange of opinions
Inspiring exchanges of communication during your visit to the pavilion, the conversation board is filled with compliments for you to pay forward and discussion topics for debate, while you pick up a coffee from the Workshop coffee bar.
JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF EXCHANGE
Exchange of books
Come and join us for a day of exchanging your old books for
another. Write a little note inside for the next person to enjoy.
Sat 22nd September, 12:00 – 17:00
DEAD-TECH AND VINYL EXCHANGE
Exchange of tech pieces
Bring along your old but usable tech pieces such as walkmans, cameras and any vinyl you might want to exchange. You might find something you’ve always been looking for!
Sun 23rd September, 12:00 – 17:00
GOOD FOR NOTHING
Exchange of skills/ideas
Good for Nothing will host a one-day event focusing on a social venture with ‘live briefs’ — creative challenges that can be solved in that time frame.
The emphasis will be on ‘open source innovation’ — inviting participation of the local creative and design community to work on real challenges and build tangible and practical solutions.
Sun 16th September, 12:00 – 17:00
DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS
Exchange of design
Led by recent graduates from Kingston School of Art, the one-day charette will encourage social interaction and diverse occupation across the pavilion.
This event will see exchange of thoughts, ideas and experiences between students, practitioners and clients.
Thurs 20th September, 12:00 – 17:00