On Monday June 8th 2015, City Arcadia curators Laura Elliott & Michael Mayhew, with Artspace staff, volunteers and Board members, welcomed 23 creative practitioners and additional partners to “Futureday”.
Futureday was dedicated to the future of the City Arcadia project and to consider and exhibit some of the Propositions the curators had received via the recent O P E N call. During the day, invitees were given the opportunity to investigate the city and sites in which the future City Arcadia projects might take place, further their ideas with the curators and to meet some of the other people that have started a conversation with City Arcadia.
The day was centred around a public exhibition of the City Arcadia Propositions at the Glass Box, Coventry’s original 1952 Architecture & Planning department. The Glass Box is the site where the scale models of Coventry’s new city were put on display, as a Proposition of what the city was going to be. It was a revelation in the democracy of city planning and so ideal to share ideas about City Arcadia and the future. The day concluded with a shared meal at the City Arcadia project space in the City Arcade shopping precinct.
The Futureday exhibition continues at The Glass Box, Earl Street, Coventry until August 1st 2015 and is open to viewings by appointment. To book a viewing email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With thanks to everyone that participated, My Dhabba Indian Street Food Restaurant, Lisa, Kristiana and Tara, Nicola, Jonathan and Mindy.