Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:00by georgia frances king
Let's say you have an ace idea. It might be for a gallery exhibition, or a pop-up vintage clothes shop, or a home-grown veggie market - anything really. Ideas are great and all in your head, but how do you turn them into fully fledged projects? One of the most important things is trying to find a space.
Look no further thanCreative Spaces. This is a new government-run website where you can search for empty spaces by location, or sign up your own creative space. You can either take a desk there for a long period of time, or just use it for a couple of days as a rehearsal or photography studio. Some of them you can rent, others you trade things for (ie - working in their gallery for one day a week). To find the right one to suit your project, you can search either by location or by the type of space. For an example, the space shown here is 'The Warehouse' in Richmond, Melbourne. You can view their listing here.
What a great idea, eh? Now only if they had a space for creative spaces. Now that'san idea.
saw it on frankie.au.com
what a nice idea! I wish we had some kind of this place too on our hometown in Indonesia. Banyak banget tempat - tempat yang engga kepake di sini sebenernya, Dibanding jadi city-waste mendingan di olah seperti creative space itu.
Ngomongin creative space ini jadi inget fenomena Brown Field yang banyak terjadi di kota - kota sekarang ini. Thanks to Wiki for helping me define Brownfield Land; an abandoned or underused industrial and commercial facilities available for re-use. Diliat dari definisinya, langsung kebayang kan banyaknya lahan - lahan yang masuk ke kategori ini. When I go for some sightseeing in North Jakarta, I actually saw bunch of old buildings, semacam bekas - bekas toko tua yang lalu terbengkalai, and then my thought jumps on those daily Sunday-advertorial which promote new superblocks, townhouses, housing complex. In my opinion, while majority of people keep moving into those new superblock, townhouses company -which consume new land/Greenfield Land-, there would be some land that will be seen as 'not-potential-anymore' land, and simply people would left them unused, then a Brownfield Land will born~
I think, before we running out of time, before we running out of land, Government, which I believe had a responsibility in this case, should start to process these lands. Semisal, izin untuk pengolahannya dipermudah, atau mungkin bisa bekerja sama dengan developers untuk proses pengembangannya.
Kembali lagi ke artikel creative space diatas, it's noted above kalo proyek itu 'a government-run', semoga aja pemerintah di sini bisa segere mengembangkan tempat - tempat sejenis Brown Field tadi. Soon. I hope. :D
*I'm finding out how to solve this problem with my condition as an undergraduate student, -_-. Anyone has an idea how?*