Early on in its eighteen year history, Access Space developed a strategy for engaging with the community in Sheffield (and encouraging the community to engage with itself) using intertwined strands of art, technology and education. At the heart of this was a sense of the social which created new communities that still exist in the world today. People met here, taught each other creative skills and became friends, and they still do.
Jake Harries will present an overview of Access Space’s history while discussing the position it finds itself in today
Access Space has used a social environment to pioneer a peer learning space for the broader community and to push its agenda of the arts, technology and social change.
Over the eighteen years technology has changed and so have the economic and political environments, and each of these have had their effects, but still the most important aspect of this organisation is as a place where people can interact with each other, break down barriers and learn from each other.