We're hugely grateful to our partners at the Nerve Centre, Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership, VOID and Place NI for their support of Temple. Together they've helped us reach a wide range of people from across the city and get them involved in this ambitious project.
In 2014 we took representatives from each organisation to Burning Man (pictured). In the Nevada Desert, they joined the team that raised Temple of Grace working alongside David Best. They were instrumental in building a buzz about the project with fellow Burners and spreading the word ahead of the launch of our successful Kickstarter campaign. You can read more about their experiences on our blog.
Back in Northern Ireland, the Nerve Centre's Fablab ran workshops for young people aged 18-25 to learn how to use digital cutting machines and design and produce their own panels for the structure itself. This is also where a number of our Kickstarter rewards have been beautifully produced.
VOID gallery generously offered us the use of their space when we hosted a special 'in conversation' with David Best and Artichoke Director Helen Marriage as part of Foyle Film Festival in November last year. Place NI ran 'Templetopia' workshops exploring the future use of the area during the week it was open to the public.