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MAS exhibition

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So following on from everything USED have been getting up to- it’s time for some new projects. The first is close approaching MAS exhibition at Number 82, Tanners Hill, South East London 

MAS is the latest project from USED and our first project in South East London. The exhibition follows a series of successful swapping events and for the first time USED will be focussing on Arts practice. MAS will explore notions of value, ownership and exchange in relation to the arts and the community settings in which we will be situated. Contributing practitioners are invited to participate in exchange of works during the opening evening: 20th June 2013 6.30-8.30pm 

MAS is taking submissions for works on paper which we will be exhibited for a one night pop-exhibition and art exchange. Artists wishing to submit should email a short outline of their intended submission including size, medium and if they wish to participate in the swap. Only works on paper will be accepted and can be submitted by post or drop off at the space up until the morning of the 20th June. 

Deadline for postal applications: 17th June

A printmaking workshop will also be run between 4pm and 6pm at Number 82. Anyone wishing to participate in this should email to book a space. 

To get involved: usedcic@gmail.com 

For more information about number 82 

http://www.number82.org/number82.org/home.html

For regular updates- Please follow MAS

https://twitter.com/USEDprojects

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The Laundry Project

USED aim to raise awareness about key issues of consumption and sustainability whilst introducing skills to help people reclaim ownership of their lives. We want this message to be accessible to everyone and personal situations shouldn’t stop anyone participating. Through community projects we feel that we can make positive change.

The Laundry Project was designed as a series of workshops exploring stories and opinions with a group of women who have experienced homelessness now, or in their past. Throughout the project USED and the women will work through creative processes and disciplines to stitch together stories and explore the key issues of the UK homeless.

This project has been supported by donors to the Goldsmiths Annual Fund and awarded funding from IdeasTap.

IdeasTap is a charity that funds, connects and nurtures new creative talent. It was launched in December 2008 as the arts platform of The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust. In the past year IdeasTap has supported young artists with around £200,000 of cash funding.

We aim to curate and present the work made during this project at an exhibition in May on Oxford Street, thanks to our friends, 3space.

Updates on The Laundry Project and the upcoming exhibition can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/USEDcic

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NO SWEAT SWAP

SUNDAY 15TH APRIL sees our first clothes swapping event at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston. The aim? To find your old clothes a new home, to talk shop and pick up a few new skills in the comfort of an East End boozer.

We’ll be joined by a panel including: Lyla Patel from TRAID, Nadia Idle from War On Want and Anna Hesse from Here Today Here Tomorrow discussing the topic of ‘Clothing With A Conscience > How To Be An Informed Consumer’.

The slow clothes swap will commence after the discussion, along with an embroidery workshop run by Rosa Martyn and a knitting workshop with Anna.

All proceeds from the event will go towards funding our project ‘Waste Through Work’. A community project working with young unemployed women.

More details can be found on our facebook page.

We look forward to seeing you and your unwanted clothes there!

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Bank Of Ideas

Brought to you by the people of Occupy London: the Bank of Ideas is a unique space in an abandoned UBS building in Hackney. The building had been vacant for a number of years and the Occupy movement is offering a platform to those that welcome change and the sharing of ideas and skills by cleaning it up and opening it to the public to use.

Whilst we see libraries, community centres and youth groups close due to lack of funding, and with a growing trend of spaces lying dormant and unoccupied; the Bank of Ideas offer a free open-access centre for them to continue their good work in a building that has been left neglected.

Education through thought-provoking lectures, discussions and debates, creative workshops, a library, a cinema and live performances are just some of what is on offer to bring people together to encourage free-thinking and skill-sharing.

To show our support we will be doing a free workshop, open to all and everyone, on Saturday 10th December between 12 and 4pm, making soft furnishings out of reclaimed materials to help regenerate this inspiring space for as long as we have it.

Visit the events page for more details: http://www.bankofideas.org.uk/events/

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