MESSAGE from EUDAIMON, the only local option of the three submitted designs for the Corner Site…
Stokes Croft at a critical juncture. Affirmative Action Required
Along with the power we have in collectively in saying what we don’t want we must also use that force to affirm what we want. Clearly the community here in Stokes Croft & beyond are inflamed by the possible encroachment of Tescos at the old Jesters site. We must demand our rights to much greater levels of local decision making & democracy.
There are also possible developments at the other end of Stokes Croft – on the corner site of City Road/Stokes Croft. Bristol City Council are holding a public vote which decides which of 3 designs will be commissioned with money from the public purse. There is only one local design team left in the process. That being us, Eudaimon, who are based at Coexist in Hamilton House.
We are holding a warm-up meeting before the Tescos meeting at the same space for anyone with stamina for two meetings in one day:
Welcome at 6pm for 6:10pm start – Monday 8th Feb at The Event Space, Hamilton House (above The Canteen)
This meeting is specifically to raise awareness of our design proposal for those who live and work in the area & to express the deeper ideas behind our design. A design that centres on working within the community to create a space for the community. We have worked very closely in the design process with local people & organisations and for that there is great potential in our design for ongoing local input & ideas.
The is critical to ensuring that Stokes Croft continues to develop positively along local lines.
It is a rare opportunity for us to use local democracy to let the Council know how we want the area to develop. We can use a strong majority to express positive protest at Tescos & BCC.
Vote at NICHE FRAMES or at the ARCHITECTURE CENTRE 10th-22nd FEBRUARY
We will be speaking at the formal presentation along with the other design-teams. This will be an altogether more formal affair. But it is an opportunity for anyone to ask questions to the other design teams before they head back to London or offer support! All welcome.
6-8pm Tuesday 9th Feb at Broadmead Baptist Church
Thank you for reading & please come to any of the meetings or votes in the next few days. Viva la renaissance de Stokes Croft!
Robert & Jak
Eudaimon @ Coexist,
Reminder of Events
1. 6pm Mon 8th Event Space, Hamilton House
2. 6-8pm Tues 9th Broadmead Baptist Church
3. 10th-22nd Voting at Niche Frames & Architecture Centre