Permanent Temporary

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 has teamed up with Fabrix to host a series of events called Permanent Temporary at Livesey Exchange 1 and The Bottle Factory.

Permanent Temporary confronts the constant state of flux 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 is an interactive showcase of the ways we continue to thrive despite these volatile circumstances. Our project champions local ingenuity and collectively imagines how we can shape the future of Old Kent Road and beyond. Throughout the London Design Festival, we’ll be hosting collaborative workshops, film screenings and panel talks at the Livesey Exchange garages, where a team of architects will be working together to construct a multi-media installation experience. That installation, along with art and designs from some of the most stellar local makers, will be celebrated in our big finale weekend, when we’ll be taking over the newly renovated Bottle Factory space for an electric expo of curated galleries, live musical performances and a fashion show.

About Fabrix
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 are happening from 18 – 26 September 2021.

Livesey Exchange Collaborations

Permanent Temporary

A Livesey Exchange by PemPeople x Fabrix Collaboration.

Southwark South Design District

A Livesey Exchange by PemPeople x Jan Hendzel Studio Collaboration.

The Big Lunch Christmas Edition

The Eden Communities x Livesey Exchange by PemPeople Collaboration.