The Here + Now is pleased to be partly evolved from the Wasteland Collective (WC) organisation. The Wasteland Collective was developed in summer 2013 by Liz Thomas and Lisa Jeffrey and worked on many exciting projects, exhibitions and workshops. The collective’s principles were designed to reveal the incredible potential of wastelands. This aim will be continued within the Here + Now through designing, curating and engaging. We hope to compliment the work that the Wasteland Collective started and push their findings and past experience further to address some of these issues within the Here + Now. We love their active approach in condemning ‘lazy urban land’ and are excited to take this concept on-board in our community interest company! Check out previous Wasteland Collective work . All that's left to say is, Welcome Wastelanders!
In September two of the HERE + NOW team, Jenny Humberstone and Liz Thomas, spoke at Architecture + Design Scotland's vacant spaces themed Pecha Kucha event at The Whisky Bond in Glasgow. It was an inspiring night with speakers from all over the UK discussing their approaches to creatively addressing the issue of stalled or vacant urban spaces.
Sad you missed out? Don't worry! The lovely folk at A+DS recorded all the talks from the night. Take a peek at Liz's presentation about the Wasteland Collective and Jenny's talk on an outdoor cinema project 'Secret Cinema' in Australia below.