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Community Futures and Utopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Use and re-use strategies for Hornsey Town Hall

Community Futures and Utopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Community Futures and Utopia: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – use and re-use strategies for Hornsey Town Hall

An exhibition of interior architecture schemes for the use and future use of Hornsey Town Hall by Middlesex University’s BA(Hons) Interior Architecture students and MA Interior Design students from the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano (Polimi), part of the 10 day Crouch End Arts Festival.

The projects exhibited contemplate the past, examine the present and imagine the near futures of Hornsey Town Hall, through architectural drawings, images, video, scale models of the Town Hall and Square. The Exhibition has been designed by Elisa Zobbi, Polimi with graphics by Francesca Avian, and curated by Graeme Evans and Francesca Murialdo with Naomi House, Middlesex School of Art & Design. The exhibition is also part of the month long London Festival of Architecture and sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Community Futures & Utopia Festival celebrating the 600th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia. The free exhibition will be held throughout the Crouch End Festival, 10th-19th June, starting in the ground floor Ply Gallery of the Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre then moving to the first floor committee room.

The project arises through a partnership with LB Haringey Culture and AHRC research on the re-use of cultural heritage and includes a campaign to save the building for cultural and community use.  A feedback wall and postcards outlining the latest position and linking to the preservation is helping to raise awareness and generate community input to the future use of this site.