The Magic Carpets Project is about providing opportunities for emerging curators working with local and visiting international artists. For the Second Year of this Creative Europe programme, Folkestone Fringe are inviting artists Ana Dana Beroš,put forward by LAB 852, &Patrick Hubmann, put forward by Ideias Emergentes,to work with Urban Room Folkestoneto look at the past, present, and future of the area around this building. The MagiC Carpet artists will join us for a 10 days Research and Development at the beginning of April, when they will explore the streets either side of the Tram Road Spur line in East Folkestone and Harbour Wards and meet the different communities that live there.
The ambition is to invite residents in the area onto a programme of 10-weekend workshops, to encourage those taking part to look at the local environment more closely and discuss ideas about how the place could work differently. The programme will cover areas such as, model making; architectural drawing for beginners; town planning practicalities, whilst walking through and talking about the immediate neighbourhoods surrounding the Urban Room Folkestone.
Ana and Patrick will then return in June to work with local artists to produce new artworks.