AT LEAST 800 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HOMELESS ON THE STREETS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS
The oldest was 94 years old.
This exhibition is designed to change the way the world perceives and treats some of the most amazing and vulnerable people on earth, while helping explain why and how extreme poverty still exists in the "developed world".
All profits from this exhibition go to helping support our work to support those forced to live on the streets and create a real way out.
More than 320,000 people have no home in the U.K.
Some 40,000 are single mothers.
Designing a New Life
Carefully designed by a passionate team to help recover a sense of self worth and true value in our formerly homeless friends, we have spent years designing a beautiful low cost shared living solution to tackle the urban housing crisis.
As more and more people find themselves unable to secure affordable housing in the cities and too few new houses are being built to meet demand, we propose the building of affordable, self sustaining, communal living spaces that not only tackle a growing crisis, but raise the bar in what is expected from social housing.
Design with Love
Good design is not expensive, bad design is.
We need to build safe, quality homes for people without the resources to find their own. This is a fundamental human right without which no one should be expected to address deeper issues or succeed in an already challenging world. It is not for us as a society to solve every individual human issue, but it is for us to solve this one. This one is our responsibility as a people to address, because those on the streets can't. Without basic shelter what can a man realistically achieve in modern society? If we do not change our attitude towards the so called "homeless" of this world, then we had better change the infrastructure to support them. Otherwise, they live unbearably difficult lives from which a great many each year die. People are suffering, completely needlessly. We can change this.
We must change this.
The number of human beings forced to sleep on the streets has doubled in less than a decade.
In London alone over 8,100 people were recorded as rough
sleepers over just a few months last year. This is just the number seen and recorded by outreach workers. Many times more go unseen.
We urgently need to provide free food and living space to people without any financial resources or income. Existing facilities are not acceptable. We need to build at a standard that breathes life and hope into people. To build a place that feels human, making them feel cared for and worthwhile. When we show others this kindness and respect will they are enabled to offer it toward themselves. The streets take away human dignity and self worth. With our home we plan to give that back.
A Sustainable Model
To do this at scale we must develop a stable source of income that funds the development and operation of these spaces worldwide. We also need to provide a way back into the wider community, independence and employment. This is where the Creative Studio Cafe's step in.
The Studio Cafe'
Serving nutritious food from a beautiful live arts venue while surrounded by inspiring and educational exhibitions the Studio Cafe's will provide employment and support to help our friends recover from trauma of the streets. Bringing local communities together for social change all profits will support the development and management of our communal living spaces as well as providing a community fund, equipment and facilities to support further social and environmental projects.
Music Session Rooms & Studio
Media Labs and Creative Equipment
Live Performance Events Space
Meeting Rooms & Conference Booths
Creative Art Studio & Exhibition Spaces
Meditation and Therapy Space
Cafe', Juice Bar Restaurant
The world is in desperate need of creative solutions to social and environmental problems. We must enable the change creators to address our urgent need. That is what these spaces are all about.
While many people have great ideas that can help better our world they do not often have access to the funding or facilities to bring them to life. Serving the poor and protecting the environment does not make money, but our studio cafe's will. By allowing the people to use our facilities for good and providing the funding to support their projects, a cup of coffee here or a session booking in one of our rooms will help to build real, scalable solutions to local and global issues.
With this model we can provide both funding and facilities needed to manifest lasting change, but we need your help to kickstart this reality.
We need an engine for change and this is it.
Facilities, equipment, community and funding, all in one place.
If you help us build this we will be eternally grateful and offer free for life at any of our locations. You can support us by clicking the button below. (If you have come across this page and don't support the project then please do let us know what stopped you by writing a message through the contact section of this site. This helps to improve communication of the concept further).
Our Cafe' will use all of its profits to provide food and shelter for those most in need while supporting those who are working to improve life for all humanity and the environment we all depend upon.
Half the Cafe's profits go into a public fund to support and launch social projects.
This enables the community to enact local and global change from the ground up by providing the facilities and funding needed to bring their projects to life.
Together we can truly enable lasting social change; For the people, by the people.
Last year the people of the U.K spent over £9.7 Billion on coffee, £16 Billion on alcohol and £49 Billion in restaurants and cafe's.
We aim to redirect as much of that financial power as possible toward social and environmental good, through a network of Creative Cafe's all across the country and rest of the world.
We believe in a not for profit world, a shared world where people work for sustainable enterprises doing what they love for causes they believe in. A world where all new developments are sustainable - because everything else is unsustainable.
If you believe in this world too, then please help make it a reality!