The independent Birmingham Architecture Festival returns this spring, after a successful inaugural year. It will take place between Friday 23rd and Monday 26th May 2014. We are running a tour of part of it, but there is a real range of things for you to get involved in.
Here is the press release!
The festival ethos stems from the notion that no matter how long we have been inhabitants of a certain place, there is always something new to discover. We are putting on a programme of events which are designed to ‘inspire the public, creative communities, construction professionals and architects alike to engage with the city in fun, inventive and thought-provoking ways.’
There is a sneak preview of some of the gems we have lined up in the attached press release, such as ‘Our City: Urban Perspectives’ a discussion surrounding how different urban communities such as graffiti artists and skateboarders view spaces in different ways. We’re working together with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Barber Institute of Fine Art to put on some architecturally inspired family workshops. In addition to our range of tours, workshops and exhibitions, we will also be installing some public art around the city, some with the support of Colmore Business District. We will be announcing details nearer the time!
The festival is collaborating with a number of entities within Birmingham including Staying Cool, Barber Institute of Fine Art, Sara Preisler Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Conservation Trust and many more. Not only are we enjoying collaborating with these great creative people, we also hope that making these links add strength to the festival.
Media pack with more info BAF2014 Media Release 11.4.14.