Today, the Museum of London, in collaboration with Thirteen Ways, is launching an open call for creative practitioners including artists, thinkers, architects, designers, writers and film makers to propose project ideas which respond to the theme of urban change for London.
As part of its first ever year-long season City Now City Future, which explores the joys, frustrations and evolution of global cities and our lives within them, the museum is on the hunt for creative people, groups or organisations to research, create and deliver a brand new project that will form part of the season’s activity in Spring 2018.
City Now City Future will take over the museum from May 2017 until April 2018 and transform it into a place for action and debate on the issues and opportunities facing London and cities across the world. It will invite museum visitors to take positive steps to improve the city in which they live.
Proposed projects will need to encourage such ambitions, engage a community or multiple communities in London, and test ideas for urban change; the results will be installed in a museum gallery between February and April 2018.
Lauren Parker, Senior Commissioning Curator at the Museum of London, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to create a totally new project in response to a topical, high-profile theme and be a major part of our City Now City Future season.
"We think new ideas and positive change can come in many forms. From governments and policy makers to community groups and individual urban dwellers, we are all part of making our city. We want to support the best creative minds to reflect on the future of London, proposing new ways for Londoners to engage and respond to their city. The brief is broad on purpose as we want to open this up as much as possible."
The season – which is made up of hundreds of events, debates, commissions and installations – is the museum’s first, and comes at an exciting time as the museum looks forward to relocating to a New Museum in West Smithfield by 2022. Full information on the open call and how to apply can be found online.