Performing the City Test - Bedminster to The Community Arts Towers:
Development within Bristol is at large, but what does this means for the culture of the city, as independent venues, communities and art organisation are becoming threatened by the demand for new development.
This project explores how architects can act as enablers for these threatened communities by empowering them with systems and processes to encourage them to take back control of the city and combat profit driven development.
Spread over two contested sites, Firstly, a temporary ‘Meanwhile’ project located in a former factory building in Bedminster and then moved to the Wickham Theatre on Park Row as a Community Land Trust.
The project aims to provide temporary and mobile structures which can be moved on to another site and made permanent. The structure is the architecture, providing site and services and allows the users to define their place and infill when and how they desire.