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The MAIA Weekender

  • Impact Hub Birmingham 58 Oxford Street Birmingham, England, B5 5NR United Kingdom (map)

The MAIA Weekender brings creative minds, practitioners, activists, artists and makers together for three days to celebrate creativity & resistance.

Day One: Reframing Development

In our everchanging cities, where many vulnerable communities are at risk of displacement, will be reflecting on traditional definitions of 'development'. If we understand our history, we can imagine and design healthy approaches that relate to our communities, neighbourhoods and places. 

The Developers' Dinner will bring together visionaries, architects, creatives and gamechangers from across the country who are envisioning and creating spaces that reflect who we are and what we want.

Day Two: Challenging Systems

A full day exploring systems and power structures at play - the systems that affect our day-to-day and our abilities to live full, creative lives. Across the country, there are radical interventions happening constantly and we want to bring these to the forefront, particularly those in relation to design, urbanism, environment and cultural contexts. 

Sessions will cover money, street wisdom, Hip Hop Architecture and more, rounded off with The Scratch Night, celebrating works-in-progress from bold performance artists. 

Day Three: Championing Wellbeing

On Sunday, we rest. Inspired by the Rest as Resistance movement, this day is dedicated to collective and individual wellbeing, health and care. Relax in The Nap Ministry, get craftsy with zines, drop-in for a massage or talk with an anxiety management specialist.

The full programme will be announced soon.


Earlier Event: 20 June
Creative Freelancer's Day