The NewBridge Project is commissioning a piece of public furniture that invites social relationships as a permanent monument to the present. The monument memorialises society here and now by enabling people to encounter each other. This space will encourage welcome without hostility, by celebrating the ideologies around building collective futures.
In November 2020 we put out an Open Call for ideas for an outdoor structure that will act as a public gathering space and permanent monument towards the future. In this online exhibition, three artists share their developed proposals for consideration. For the second phase of the project, one of the artists will execute the project in real life. Details of this phase will follow at a later date.
You will find an introduction to each artist on this page, and the full proposals on an exhibition site custom-built by the project’s instigator Eve Cromwell. The site also provides background on the project, her research, and links to related resources.
Associated events, reflections and further resources will be presented throughout the project, so stay tuned to our events page and social media for further details as we have them!