Market Town is a programme of commissions and critical debate that focus on the regeneration of the high street in Loughborough. As a pilot town in which the findings of the Portas Review are being tested, and with a University that is a leading centre for research into the future of retail, Loughborough is the ideal place to develop a series of projects that will act as a form of action research. These projects will investigate the potential of artists, architects, designers and other creative professionals to develop work that re-imagines the town as a destination for “socialising, culture, health, wellbeing, creativity and learning” (the Portas Review), whilst seeking new ways to rethink and activate local economies.
Loughborough Records Presents Presence is a recording studio, a label, a website, a live event and will soon be a limited edition vinyl compilation distributed across the town. The intention of Can Altay’s project is to develop a sense of place through music, creating an identity and forming a community of musicians.
Join us for the last in our current series of public seminars; this informal evening event is designed to explore the concept of a ‘civic university’ through a series of presentations by leading practitioners.
Through their Market Town commission “Firing the Generator”, STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen) have started a collaboration with the current local initiative to revive a former art foundation building - also known as The Generator Building - into a site for arts, culture and creative production.
You can visit our Market Town blog to find out more about the project, enjoy recaps and photos from past events, learn about inspiring projects all over the world addressing the same themes and issues, and hear from the commissioned artists themselves about their work and processes.
In April Something & Son’s commission Market Lectures will come to fruition when market vendors and University lecturers will be trading places for a few days.
Studio Weave have been commissioned by Loughborough University to design a Bathaus (bat house) on the site of an abandoned 19th century cottage.
A contemporary arts programme inspiring participation and debate through cross disciplinary working between artists and academics. Radar engages with research and uses it as a stimulus to inform and develop new projects.
Delve into our archive of projects exploring the relationship between environment, audience and sound, the social history of music within the workplace, the communicative potential of the object, how history is created and share by people and more...
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