A Livesey Exchange by PemPeople x Fabrix Collaboration
A week-long celebration of resilient creativity on Old Kent Road, as part of the Southwark South Design District during London Design Festival 2021.
Showing the diverse range of talent from students to local creatives, Livesey Exchange by PemPeople teamed up with Fabrix to host a series of events called Permanent Temporary at Livesey Exchange Garages and The Bottle Factory.
Permanent Temporary confronted the constant state of flux that we find ourselves in. Creatives in Southwark work in a permanent state of temporariness, as rapid regeneration shifts the ground beneath our feet and spaces for making are taken away. But even as our environment transforms at a dizzying pace, the fabric of our community remains strong.
Permanent Temporary was an interactive showcase of the ways we continue to thrive despite these volatile circumstances. Our project championed local ingenuity and collectively imagines how we can shape the future of Old Kent Road and beyond. Throughout the London Design Festival, we hosted collaborative workshops, film screenings and panel talks at the Livesey Exchange Garages, where a team of architects worked together to construct a multi-media installation experience. That installation, along with art and designs from some of the most stellar local makers, was celebrated in our big finale weekend, when we took over the newly renovated Bottle Factory space for an electric expo of curated galleries, live musical performances and a fashion show.
Fabrix is a property investor and developer, helping to shape a more sustainable world through the intelligent application of finance, technology and architecture.
The Permanent Temporary events took place from 18 – 26 September 2021.
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