In World 209, the Nottingham Independent Arts School is a thriving institution focused on people, planet and possibility. It offers space: space to think and space to make and share skills. The school is deeply integrated with the local community and guided by a focus on care and cross-disciplinarity.
As this timeline shows, its origins lie in 1845, when local people came together to build a revolutionary institution, Nottingham Artizans Institute of Craft, which was open to all. Throughout its history it has maintained this inclusive ethos and adapted to changing times, welcoming discussion, debate and disruption in the pursuit of social and environmental justice and creativity for the people of Nottingham.
Listen to a (rather rough and ready!) explanation of the timeline, recorded by those who compiled it:
This Exploration was contributed by Elsa Ball, Sally Cooke, Tom Fisher, Rick Hall, Fo Hamblin, Joyce Lee, Joshua Lockwood-Moran, Alex Vincent Turner, Amy Twigger Holroyd, Sue Walton and Lorraine Warde, with input in the preparation phase from Amanda Briggs-Goode, Toby Ebbs, Tom Godfrey and Simon Holroyd (located in Nottingham, UK), developed in tandem with a World by the same group, using a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licence which allows others to share and adapt the work in any medium and for any purpose, providing that they credit the authors and share their material using the same Creative Commons licence.
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