Friday, 28 February 2014
Re:Make The Silk Museum
The Silk Mill in Derby was refused funding to refurbish and enhance the space. The curators and staff could have cut their losses but instead they launched Re:Make. The local community, curators and design companies signed up to a project to rebuild the museum. Since late 2013 co-design workshops have been taking place where elements of the build are created while participants learn a variety of skills. I am so excited to see how this project develops and looking forward to visiting the space when it's complete. It would be amazing for the space to become a cultural hub which was built by it's community.
I am so interested in the idea of residents taking ownership over their towns and being responsible for their development. You can read more about the project here and even get involved.