New London Architecture

Makers spaces – affordability and safeguarding for the future


Friday 04 March 2022
10:00 - 11:00

In this webinar we will hear from experts across the sector currently tackling the challenge of affordability for makers spaces in London.
London inherently has been city which has creativity at its core. Artists and makers spaces have been driving factors for Londons regeneration for decades and is now imbedded within our city’s cultural heritage. However, recent years have highlighted how Londons makers spaces are under threat. Increasing rent prices within the capital and a change in work trends to more laptop-based approaches have meant that large workspace is becoming widely unfeasible.
However, where does that leave the makers sector that still heavily relies on larger floor capacity for its creative outputs? As cities move towards resilience and sustainability across its industries how do we ensure makers spaces are not left behind and pushed to London’s periphery cities? How do we maintain creative activation within London’s neighbourhoods and safeguard our makers spaces for the future?
This webinar will hear from core stakeholders aiming to combat the challenges that makers spaces face within the capital. The speakers will debate the affects affordability is having on London’s makers spaces and provide much needed thought leadership in protecting our creative industries for the future.

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Speaker biographies

Dr Tom Holbrook

Director, 5th Studio

First Sukpaiboon

Head of Programme, NLA

Patrick McKeogh

Managing Director, Pipers Model Makers

Rumi Bose

Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Aaron O'Dowling-Keane

Head of Marketing, The Trampery

Gemma Dean

Head of Development, Creative Land Trust




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