Since summer 2012 Create has worked to re-animate the Rose Lipman building, the former Hackney Archives and Library in de Beauvoir Town, bringing world-class art, theatre and creative practice to it.
Working in partnership with studio space provider Mill Co, local young artists and creative businesses were invited to rent office and production spaces in the building for an affordable, below market rent, in exchange for their contribution to an outreach programme of activity involving residents of the De Beauvoir estate. The building regularly hosts a series of cultural events that involve local communities including workshops for young people and provides employment opportunities integral to the aims of Create.
The Rose Lipman Building also housed Open School East, a study programme for 12 associate artists and communal activity space. Emphasising cooperation and experimentation, the project is set up to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and skills between artists, local residents and community organisations.
More information about the Rose Lipman Building.
Follow the Rose Lipman Building on Twitter: @RoseLipmanThe Rose Lipman Building is managed in partnership with The Mill Co. Project, a social enterprise scheme formed to provide a co-operative environment in which independent artists and designers can work both independently and as part of the collective. The Mill Co. Project provides affordable work space, events, shoot//build space and has a design agency and a store selling work by the collective, providing a holistic environment for the the independent creative community.
The Rose Lipman Building is supported by Create and the Barbican.