Community Making Space

Photo by Sam Trotman

We’ve launched our Lumbungsden Summer Programme taking place July – September 2023 and we’d love you to take part, take a look at the programme.

The Community Making Space was originally the village bakery shop front and most recently the SSW office. Now it is set to host and support a wide range of collective making activities developed for and with local people.  

Throughout 2023 the space will be a test site for a broad range of ideas from the local community and groups. This test programme  is called Lumbungsden* and is a collaborative project with artists Myvillages as part of their ongoing and multi-local Rural School of Economics. The Community Making Space will be shaped by local interests and groups over the coming months. The programme, look and future development of the space are to be decided by everyone who wants to share creative ideas and activities with the wider community.

Myvillages describes *Lumbungsden:

“Lumbungsden” merges “Lumsden” and “Lumbung” . “Lumbung” was the motto for the 2023 documenta, one of the most influential international art events that takes place every 5 years in Kassel, Germany. “Lumbung” is an Indonesian term and means “shared rice barn”. The word was introduced by the collective Ruangrupa, the curatorial team behind this documenta. Sharing art, community and food was very important, and we want to continue “Lumbung” by bringing the motto and ethos to Lumsden = Lumbungsden.

Thanks to our funders who support SSW, and have made the Community Making Space possible:
Aberdeenshire Council
Bently Foundation
Creative Scotland
Hugh Fraser Foundation 
Kildrummy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund and Foundation Scotland
William Grant Foundation
William Syson Foundation

The programme is supported by BE PART, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Find out more about our Capital development project and the Be Part Programme.

All photos by Felicity Crawshaw

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