Creative City is currently working in collaboration with Art Against Knives to set-up their first project :
We are making use of crowd funding via BuzzBank to seek support from UK pledgers who believe that creative initiatives with strong leadership and vision can help reduce crime. And as OurSpac_e1 is just that, why don't you find out more about it !
OurSpac_e1 is a youth-led social initiative that aims to reduce knife crime by engaging young people in troubled areas.
By providing resources for young people to design, create and sustain their own physical space – be it permanent or pop-up, it will give members a sense of ownership and purpose. The project hopes to bridge the gap created by the influx of development in areas which effects the young people who already live there.
OurSpac_e1’s geographical focus is initially around the London E1 postcode, i.e. North Brick Lane / East Shoreditch in London, an area of both social deprivation and regeneration in East London. Designed as a ‘flat pack with instruction manual’, the project aims to be rolled out across the country.
You can pledge for OurSpac_e1 from November 2010 from £10 to £1,000. We aim to raise a minimum of £10,000 by March 2011. If you want to know more in the mean time, get in touch karen[at]creative-city.co.uk
In partnership with Art Against Knives and Open Shoreditch.
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