Cany Ash, architect and founder of Ash Sakula Architects; Director, Caravanserai, a charity championing third spaces in cities worldwide
Cany will be talking about the Museum of Slavery and Freedom developed with a community in Deptford last year around the concept of a museum without walls. In the museum world this is taken to be a move to migrate collections online, but here it is used as a way to take people out of museums to share cultural experiences in real places with expert local guides who can be booked online. The voices of the trustees of the museum and their hand drawn avatars star in the short film which Ash Sakula believes fast tracks people into the project while revealing the place and its potential to act as both as museum and a place for new forms of freedom of expression.
She will also show the development of Port Thoughts a current animation film demonstrating the potential of a redundant ferry port in Ramsgate to kickstart the fourth industrial revolution, benefitting local people and the antitheses to the governments freeport initiative. History also features in this project as the port sits at the foot of Augustus Pugin’s Grange and associated Chapel which he saw as a place to host new ideas about production and craft.