Performance from Martin Heslop, Jeff Young and Ribbon Road
Friday 15th July, 18:30 – 20:00
This Friday PROTOHOME is privileged to bring together a series of performances by composer Martin Heslop, playwright Jeff Young and band Ribbon Road examining the impacts of regeneration/gentrification, ‘managed decline’ and empty homes on neighbourhoods in Liverpool and County Durham.
With visuals by artist Alan Dunn.
Free, no booking required. With food and drinks (donations welcome).
Location: PROTOHOME, Upper Steenbergs, Stepney Bank Stables car park, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
PROTOHOME is a self-build housing project created by members of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, temporarily sited and open to the public in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A group of individuals who have experienced homelessness have developed a timber-frame self-build housing prototype using a method of building specifically designed for untrained self-builders. The aim isn’t to create a full housing model with services, but a ‘shell’ structure that offers a vision of how this model could be developed into ‘working’ housing in the future.
PROTOHOME is open to the public to visit and plays host to a programme of events including talks, exhibitions, public forums, film screenings, artist residencies, performances, workshops and more, examining the collaborative design/build process and wider issues concerning housing and homelessness in an austerity context, participatory alternatives and the politics of land and development.