The Way We Live in Brighton & Hove Under the Spotlight
Pop up architecture centre, Threshold, at TEDxBrighton, 26 October 2012
How will you be living in twenty-years time? What type of house will you live in and whom might you be living with – your parents, your grandchildren, friends? These are some of the questions that pop-up architecture centre Threshold has been asking architects and the public as part of its Pavilion at TEDxBrighton on 26th October. The Pavilion, designed as a one-storey house, looks at issues surrounding housing and the way we live in response to the TEDxBrighton theme of the Generation Gap.
Situated in the Dome’s Founders Room the Pavilion will feature films of people’s responses to these questions and more and will invite the public to get involved in the city housing debate by filming their own responses or posting a written response through the Pavilion’s letterboxes. A map of Brighton and Hove will also feature, showing what types of housing are where in the city and the walls depict various styles of living, from traditional to concept homes. Content created on the day will go into an online and exhibited library of talking heads that will grow over time, discussing a variety of topics in relation to the built environment.
Olli Blair, co-founder of Threshold, comments: ‘Housing is a pressing issue for Brighton and Hove and for the western world as we experience an ageing population. Threshold is using the opportunity of TEDxBrighton to get the people of our city to think about how they live now and how they want to in the future and to feed into the debate and solution-finding with architects’.