Northern Architecture, Creative Space Management and igloo Regeneration have joined forces to bring URBANISTAS to the North East. The URBANISTAS exhibition celebrates the work of six leading female practitioners in the field of architecture, urban and landscape design.
The exhibition launch will be welcomed by Chi Onwurah, MP and introduced by the exhibition’s curator Lucy Bullivant, leading architecture curator, critic and writer at a special event on 17th September (5.30 – 7.30pm), will be the start of a month-long series of events that will tap into the rich seam of inspiration, creativity and innovation that is shaping urban life and motivating those involved in the development of our cities as professionals and residents as well as highlighting the leading role of women in shaping today’s cities.
The exhibition has been brought to the North East from London but the reach of the practices and projects that are featured can be found throughout the UK and beyond, including schemes for London, Paris, Leeds and closer to home at Malmo Quay on the Tyne. Events throughout the exhibition will feature talks by the exhibitors including Alison Brooks and Alessandra Cianchetta alongside leading architects, researchers and designers based in the North East.
Northern Architecture, Director Lowri Bond said, “Sharing ideas and finding inspiration are an essential part of creating great cities so we were excited, not only to provide a chance for people to see the work of these respected practices but also to have the opportunity to bring people together to talk about innovation in our own city.”
Toby Hyam, Managing Director, Creative Space Management said “I am delighted that we have been able to host the URBANISTAS exhibition at The Core. Strong, innovative and functional design is crucial to future city living and working. Highlighting the important work of outstanding female architects is just one of many elements of The Core’s engagement programme.”
David Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive, igloo Regeneration said: “We are supporting this series of events as a valuable opportunity to debate the future needs of our cities as living, working neighbourhoods and the importance of place-making at the human scale.”
Full event programme can be found at https://urbanistasishere.wordpress.com/