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Village Underground, London

Creativity and recycling from London to promote urban culture



Part of Independent Creative Space

Social economy project for transforming abandoned public buildings into sharing workspaces

Village Underground is a unique initiative located in a section of the Broad Street Rail Viaduct cutting through the middle of Shoreditch, London. Auro Foxcroft, a young industrial designer, envisioned a commnity where creatives could access to affordable workspaces providing at the same time a wide range of cultural activity.

Village Underground opened in April 2007, four underground carriages were converted into unique workspaces for creative entrepeneurs and the adjacent derelict Victorian warehouse refurbished into a multifunctional arena for gigs, art exhibitions,music performances, theatre, showcases, product launches, exhibitions, conferences and club nights.

The project has proven to be very successful and they are already creating a second “village” in Berlin. In Auro’s words “We’re providing a real community. After all, without affordable workspace, where are the next generation of creatives going to come from?”

Este post ha sido publicado originalmente en el blog del Espacio Creativo.