The Birmingham Production Space proposal was an idea. A proposition. A call to action.

With a unique combination of interdisciplinary making facilities, workspace and technical support the proposal described an exceptional professional environment, designed to retain and attract creative talent, support practitioners, build creative businesses and position Birmingham as a place of innovation where world-class creative work is produced.

Birmingham Production Space was imagined as a national centre for the production of art and design, a new civic asset where thinking through making is made public, artistic practice becomes tangible and design process visible. Written with Alessandro Columbano, Michael Dring and Sean O'Keeffe we published the original proposal in 2016. You can read it HERE

Since then I have been working with Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects to move the idea forward and in March 2018 STEAMhouse, a new innovation centre with Production Space workshops at its core, will open on Digbeth High Street. Funded by ERDF and Arts Council England this new facility will support artists, designers and other creative businesses to make and prototype whilst also creating opportunities for new cross sector relationships and research partnerships. I am Creative Director of Phase 1.