Solidarity of Arts Centre
An exploration of monuments as gateways in the urban space. Learning from Gdansk, Poland, this project will focus on an archetype that is a prominent feature of the city.
Our aim is to strengthen Gdansk’s growing art culture creating a “gateway” for local and international artists to showcase their skills, beliefs, traditions and culture. By creating a cultural zone in parallel with the European Solidarity Centre and the World War 2 Museum it would also be a chance to invite visitors to experience and explore these cultural centres. Having been situated on the border of the Main city and the developing Young City, a transitional gateway would also be incorporated transforming it from historical to contemporary Gdansk.
The Solidarity of Arts Centre will house permanent exhibitions which would showcase art of resistance to pay homage to the history of the site. This project will also aim to explore the idea of monumental artefacts as anchors to evolving urban spaces not limiting its definition through historical significance but also through form and collective memories.
Collaborators: Amy Schofield, Daniel Duncan, Eilish Camplisson, Grace Gordon, Graeme Deacon, Leo Rani, Ross Boyter, Sarah Shannon, Tynwood Yu