Artists Dinah Bird and Jean-Philippe Renoult have been in Dover researching communications lines between France and the UK for the development of their cross Channel radio broadcast, The Straight Line ‘ In [...]
The DAD urban room
The network of Urban Rooms across the country shares practice and offers support, to promote the value of urban rooms to others: Every town and city should have a physical space where people can go to understand, debate and get involved in the past, present and future of where they live, work and play. The purpose of these Urban Rooms is to foster meaningful connections between people and place, using creative methods of engagement to encourage active participation in the future of our buildings, streets and neighbourhoods.
Since 2006 the long table at Victoria Park has brought artists, architects, museum people and other creative practitioners together with residents, those in local government and business around a variety of topics all connected in some way to Dover. Now formalized as part of the urban room network, this Dover Urban room will continue in its placemaking objective by gathering people together .
Photo Matthias Koch
How can councils and artists best work together to achieve the successful outcomes both parties aspire to?
As part of the ambitious arts Council Funded project Art in the Park: Kearsney interpreted, senior officers from Dover District Council, artists based in Dover, and a member of the [...]
DAD was delighted to offer a cup of tea and a piece of cake to 7 ‘soggy pilgrims’ in its Urban room on a very wet Monday June 10th. The [...]
On Tuesday May 28th, 12 Associates from Open School East, founded in East London in 2013 and operating in Margate since 2017, came to view two exciting developing cultural spaces [...]