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Commissions Projects

The Claudia Jones Space Station – Sonya Dyer

16 - 19 November 2017

At The NewBridge Project : Gateshead / Thursday 16 and Friday 17 November
At BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art / Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November

The Claudia Jones Space Station is a temporary, living monument named after pioneering Trinidad-born journalist and activist Claudia Jones.

Over the course of four days, The Claudia Jones Space Station performed an experiment in community formation, involving visitors, collaborators and participants from throughout the region.

Inspired by the model of the Space Station – where multiple experiments take place simultaneously – the CJSS invited you to take part in a range of workshops, events and screenings organised in partnership with artists, activists and collectives concerned with questions of social justice, from Newcastle/Gateshead and beyond. Private or individual meetings, conversations and exchanges also took place within the space.

What kind of solidarities can be built between people brought together through common interests?

What kind of futures can we imagine for ourselves, our communities and our planet?

How can the act of monumentalising a neglected 20th century cultural figure such as Claudia Jones ignite revolutionary possibilities for the commons in the 21st century?

The Claudia Jones Space Station has been initiated by the …And Beyond Institute for Future Research (link to –, a think tank led by artist Sonya Dyer.


The Claudia Jones Space Station is part of Freedom City 2017 and has been commissioned by The NewBridge Project in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Commissions Projects