These events will take place at a school called HOME, Åbyvägen 12, 74046 Östervåla. We are a five-minute walk from Östervåla bus station with regular connections from Uppsala. Parking is available but limited, so please let us know if you will be coming by car.
Over the past three years, a community has begun to gather around this school. Earlier this year, we moved into a pair of old buildings and a patch of land that will be a long-term home for our work. We’ve invited Jack Richardson to spend four weeks helping us deepen our understanding of these buildings, the work that will be involved in reimagining them and bringing them fully into use, and how we involve the community in this process.
In these two public events, we’ll share our work-in-progress and what we’ve learned so far about the shape the school is taking. Jack will guide us in learning to look more closely at the buildings and demonstrate some of the techniques we’ll be using as we start to renovate them.
Jack Richardson is a Community Builder in all senses of the word: a highly-skilled craftsman, experienced in working with old buildings, he specialises in creating projects where people come together around the tasks of repairing and restoring, building community through working alongside each other. He’s also a longstanding collaborator of ours, not least through his work with the Kairos Collective, a physical theatre troupe that grew out of the Dark Mountain festivals.
Both events will run from 13.00 to 16.00 and take place outdoors, weather allowing. Fika will be provided. Places are limited and priced at 100kr, so please book in advance.