ProtoPublics social design research programme, Lancaster University

Client: AHRC + Interdisciplinary HEI Design Sector Dec 14 – Oct 15 Invited as a provocateur to prompt cross institutional collaboration in design, arts and the humanities that focused on societal issues at a two day workshop at Lancaster University. A ‘sprint’ research project developed an investigation of alternative exchange mechanisms in the creative & […]

Limehouse Basin

Limehouse Basin, London Public Realm/Cultural Animation Strategy Client: Canal & River Trust. Commissioned The Decorators September 2014 – ongoing This R&D programme explores a quiet approach that takes design ideas, processes and interventions into public space activation. Prototyping the space through participative events, creating a new place identity with designer Guglielmo Rossi and building […]

Brentford Works

Commissioned by Canal and Rivers Trust 188 High Street, Brentford, London December 2013 A project celebrating the diverse range of small independent traders, artisan makers, social entrepreneurs and arts sector in and around the Brentford neighbourhood. MAAP and Art in Unusual Spaces working with The Decorators in partnership with the Greater London Authority and Canal & […]

Remember Oluwale

Commissioner: The David Oluwale Memorial Association Memorial Garden, Water Lane, Leeds January 2013 A creative campaign that marked the appalling treatment and early death in suspicious circumstances of Nigerian-born, Leeds-based man David Oluwale in 1959. Acting as Producer and Director, MAAP developed a visceral new immersive theatre work which was performed on 23 January 2013 […]

Re-Distributed Manufacture at Warwick Bar

(2013-2016) with Birmingham City University + Royal College of Art From 2013, a programme was initiated by Sue/MAAP to facilitate cluster development for its manufacture, design and creative industry tenants at Warwick Bar, including Clifton Steel as anchor tenant and the wider ‘maker’ sector in Digbeth to built on the adoption of new technologies, systems […]

Warwick Bar Winter Fete

Commissioner: Isis Waterside Regeneration and Colliers International In units and public spaces of Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham December 2012 Initiated and co-produced two-day event in collaboration with the tenants and partners of Warwick Bar with Ikon IYP’s Slow Boat, Grand Union, Stryx, K4 Architects and Harris Moore. Special MAAP commissions included: Verses in Glutteridge by […]

Warwick Bar Summer Fete

Commissioners: Isis Waterside Regeneration and Colliers International Birmingham 2012 & 2013 2013 Warwick Bar Summer Fete: A moveable feast of food, art & culture MAAP Initiated and produced a day event in collaboration with the tenants and partners of Warwick Bar with Ikon, Vivid Projects, Grand Union, Stryx, RoguePlay Theatre, Edible Eastside, Digbeth Dining Club, […]

Brentford Lock West

Commissioner: Isis Waterside Regeneration Development of a Cultural Programme and Strategy Brentford Lock West January 2010 MAAP was commissioned by Isis Waterside Regeneration on their Brentford Lock West scheme in London to develop a Cultural Programme and Strategy for the site. Connecting with key agencies in the west London area including Watermans Arts Centre, north […]

Ways of Hearing Research

Commissioner: Sound and Music London, Leeds and Bristol 2010 – 2011 As a national programme of research and review, Ways of Hearing will engage practitioners directly from a broad range of design and acoustic disciplines and sets off a process of inquiry into the act of listening and the relationship of the listener to their […]

Warwick Bar 2010 – 2013

Commissioner: Isis Waterside Regneration and Colliers International Birmingham This page details some of the activities and events MAAP has instigated since being on site at Warwick Bar. Please also see pages for Warwick Bar’s Summer and Winter fete events. May 2013 The Waterways Renaissance National Awards 2013; Warwick Bar was nominated and selected as Runner […]