Madness star Suggs takes to the airwaves to call on viewers to help transform East London’s industrial hinterland into a huge open air sculpture park. The works will be crowdsourced from artists across the UK and installed along the network of canals that run from the Olympic Park to the Thames – but only if the project gets crowdfunded first! Check out the clip here.
Suggs on BBC: Let’s create “people’s sculpture park”
About the Author: Chris Gourlay
Chris is the Founder and CEO of Spacehive, the world’s first crowdfunding platform for civic projects. He is a former Sunday Times staff journalist who covered architecture and planning, as well as leading the paper’s London coverage.He launched Spacehive in 2012 as a social business to stimulate new sources funding and creativity for the civic environment. Since then the platform has helped to deliver a diverse mix of projects across the UK - from a new community centre in Wales to a giant waterslide in the middle of a Bristol high street.He has won awards for Spacehive from the Big Venture Challenge, Nesta, UnLtd, Deloitte and Downing Street.