Soanes Centre

Kin Structures will be artists-in-residence at the Soanes Centre. Between April and July, the duo will take up residency at the cherished community space in Mile End, with a focus on supporting its ongoing work as a vital educational and social resource. 

The Soanes Centre is a community centre in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, stewarded by local charity Setpoint London East. The charity provides learning opportunities for local children and young people in ecology and natural science. 

During the residency, Kin Structures will provide organisational support to Setpoint London East, with a particular focus on strengthening and building relationships with the surrounding community in Mile End. They will also transform a disused teaching room in the centre into a new community and cultural resource. Ultimately, the residency will lay the foundations for a long-term vision and strategy to secure the future of the Soanes Centre. 

This residency at the Soanes Centre continues Kin Structures’ commitment to revitalising under-used and at-risk community centres. During 2022, they were based at Orchard Gardens Community Centre, Lewisham, where they worked with local residents and artists to deliver a programme of art and culture that focussed on building relationships and imagining new futures for the space.  For more information on Orchard Gardens, visit here.

Tuesday Oct 5 2021