Test Unit 2019 Summer School: Meet Up

Date & Time
7 May 2019, 18:00 – 20:00

Join us at Civic House to find out more about plans for this year’s Test Unit summer school. Get a chance to meet with facilitators and ask any questions ahead of the application deadline on May 13th.

This event is free but ticketed. Please RSVP to attend here.


Cities are made up of overlapping material flows. At a time of rapid urbanisation, these flows are getting ever faster, denser and more complex. The construction industry accounts for 38% of total global emissions. Waste, water and air-borne pollution exacerbate existing spatial and social injustices and store up environmental problems for generations to come. In this context, it is increasingly urgent that we radically reassess how we relate to the material world: how we extract, process, distribute and dispose.

About the project:

Test Unit is an art, design & architecture summer school and events programme.

We provide the space, materials and tools for people to realise tangible projects and test ideas in public space. By bringing together people from various disciplines and skill levels we aim to create an open forum for critical dialogue and peer-to-peer learning. The project is based in Civic House and adjacent sites – we use these as studios, workshops and build spaces. We also programme a public-facing events and talks programme that brings different voices to the discussion and connects with wider audiences in the city and beyond.

A Feral Studio
Toby Paterson & Raydale Dower
Rectangle Studio

Research partner: Theatrum Mundi
Talk from: Richard Sennett

More info & how to apply here.

Summer school prospectus here.