a Cultural Symposium providing an inspiring insight into a growing movement of artists, designers and activists delivering grass-roots projects and provocations in communities across Europe
Returning for its second year, The Maverick City is a Cultural Symposium providing an inspiring insight into a growing movement of artists, designers and activists delivering grass-roots projects in communities across the globe.
This year we are bringing together artists, curators, and practitioners to explore the themes of housing, making and art in public spaces. Artists and Activists from US, Rio, UK and The Netherlands will come together on Friday 23rd June with local practitioners and community members to discuss community-led projects from cities around the world.
We are really excited that this year The Maverick City will have other exciting ways to engage beyond the symposium day.
Fri 23rd June – Symposium
Sat 24th June – Community Build Project
Sun 25th June – Community Build Project
You can choose to attend the symposium only on Friday 23rd. Should you be available to extend your stay across the weekend, you can both witness and get involved in local grass roots projects. With a community build across the two days, you can get involved ‘hands-on’, make new friends and leave a legacy.
About the symposium:
As a new reality dawns globally, questions of community and place-making are ever more urgent. With dwindling civic finances to maintain and create public spaces, widening socio-economic divides, crises of migration and increasing homelessness, we find ourselves in times of great flux.
Internationally, artists, designers and activists are working with communities and demonstrating powerful approaches to co-creating spaces, places and projects at a grass-roots level.
Hosted by We Make Places CIC (who are working on a number of community-led regeneration projects in the Liverpool City Region) Maverick City 2016 proved to be an amazing event, with inspiring pioneers in place-making. We are lining up some great people for 2017 and are very excited at the prospect of extending this event into a live project. Tickets will be limited, so be sure to book in advance!