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31 March 2020

Re-imagining Your Environment

The Exchange is offering new ways to connect and re-imagine your environment through a series of virtual activities

Wayqecha, Peru, taken by Abbey Wong
Wayqecha, Peru, taken by Abbey Wong

Under the current restrictions, we are now spending  almost all of our time in our homes, finding ourselves in an environment we might not have chosen and with limited options to change it.

How do we respond to this? How will our new environment affect how we see the world? What will we learn? Can we find ways to make it serve us, nourish us, even inspire us? Does this enforced stillness open our eyes to things we might not have seen – the birdsong without the buzz of traffic, the tree across the street, the stars shining more brightly through cleaner skies?

These are some of questions that our Faculty will be asking through a series of online activities organised by The Exchange with researchers and artists, all inviting us to re-imagine our individual environments as a collective.

The Exchange exists to connect people through creative research and artistic practices, to forge new ways of seeing, knowing and experiencing themes which concern our society.

Moving our planned season of exhibitions, installations, workshops and experiments online gives us new opportunities to co-create innovative, educational and inspirational content. We hope our virtual and online activities will enable new connections to be made between people and places, during this time of isolation.

Jayne Peake, Exchange Programming Manager

Planned activities include: tree making at home with artist Izzy Parker; 30 second Research Bites with live sketch-noting by community artist Jenny Leonard; live video Q&As with King’s experts; and a co-created online collection of your stories, photos and thoughts via Instagram.

You can follow activities and share your photos via instagram on @exchangespacekcl , – look for #reimagineyourenvironment – on the SSPP Twitter  and SSPP Youtube account. Events will also be posted on the King’s Website as the 'Re-imagine your Environment' event series.