Due to the ongoing impacts caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, AMBASADA’s Traineeship event was adapted from its original format and transformed into a series of local events.
Taking place from the start of September through to the end of October 2020, a programme of interventions and activities took place, which culminated in a community-based building project.
7th September – Local gathering for young people interested in studying the city and how people use the commons and refer to it
11th September – Local pop-up activation with a sea of flags and festival memories
12th September– Documentary films screening
13th September – ‘Squared Poets’ – four Romanian poets performed a spoken word piece on city and places of life, to audiences in a public square
16th September – ArtShopping x Epretext – talks with contemporary artists and the public
17th September – Screenings night for PLAI that featured dance documentaries
1st- 3rd October – Borealis pop-up event
10th – 11th October – Spoken word performance
The Volunteering Quarter / The Social Building
15th September – 25th October
During this exciting period of development, a team of energetic volunteers came together to build The Social Building. Made up from six shipping containers, these former empty shells were transformed into temporary office spaces for local artists and social workers to use. Alongside these newly imagined creative spaces, the neighbourhood is also invited to make use of the community garden and an open-air woodworking workshop.