How can we make our cities more interesting places to live by making spaces more accessible and open to innovation? How does using temporary space breathe new life into empty streets, and how it can reinvigorate communities and neighbourhoods? How has using temporary spaces helped brands, entrepreneurs and creatives realise their idea? Explore temporary spaces of tomorrow with Appear Here and SPACE10.
With a mission to create a world where anyone with an idea can find space to make it happen, Appear Here is the world’s leading marketplace for renting short-term space. Since its launch in 2013, Appear Here has made over 10 million square feet available to its community of over 80,000 global brands and creative entrepreneurs. In fact, it helped SPACE10 find the right space for the London pop-up.
Appear Here will host an evening exploring how we can make our cities and streets more exciting by making spaces more accessible and open to new ideas. To showcase how temporarily empty spaces can be used to nurture future generations of designers and retailers—and how this reinvigorates communities and neighbourhoods—Appear Here will introduce several London-based entrepreneurs who used its service to breathe new life into empty spaces.
Among those sharing their stories are insights agency and temporary space landlord Protein; Good & Proper Tea—brewers and traders of globally sourced, locally served loose-leaf tea; Birdsong—a feminist concept store that sells goods made by women’s organisations in east London; cold-press juice company PRESS; and 26 Grains—a pop-up porridge stand turned acclaimed café and cookbook.
We will also be joined by Jeroen Beekmans, who is the cofounder of Golfstromen, an Amsterdam-based agency for urban innovation, communication and research. In 2008, it launched the online think-tank and community Pop-Up City, which explores the ideas and trends shaping the city of today and tomorrow. Three years ago, Pop-Up City published its first book, City-Making in a Fluid World, which describes the emergence of pop-up urbanism around the world.
The world is changing faster and faster, as are the lifestyles of modern-day urbanites. Yet our built environment remains comprised of glass, concrete and steel. To kick off Friday’s session, Jeroen will describe the current state of temporary spaces and why it requires us to rethink how we make cities.
Get your ticket to be on the guestlist, but remember to arrive in time to secure your seat. First come, first served. The event is free but limited to 100 participants.
From 18-23 September, SPACE10 is hosting a pop-up in Shoreditch to explore the consequences of urbanisation and the spaces we inhabit. Over the course of six days, during London Design Festival, we will examine the concept of space from different perspectives. Learn more and sign up for the different events here.