BSMT SPACE hosts the best in current Urban Contemporary Art. Situated in the heart of Dalston we continually work towards maintaining a space that connects people, ideas and projects together, a gallery space galvanised!
Born out of a disused black basement, the gallery has evolved over the past four years to gain a reputation as a platform to showcase some of the finest UK-based and global artists. Having relocated to a brand new space our goals as a gallery remain the same: the support and development of emerging and established artists, to use the gallery to support causes we believe in and to allow the gallery to be a place to create as well as to exhibit. We produce authentic exhibitions showcasing people and ideas at their best.
We have worked towards maintaining a unique attitude towards the Art world without undermining our professionalism, a collaborative and unique gallery- if you know about Urban Art you’ll know about BSMT Space.
CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS SCHEDULE
1. Global Green New Deal - leading thinking on addressing the climate crisis
What can be done to effectively tackle the climate crisis? This talk brings together leading ideas in dealing with the economics of climate change from the profound change needed at a global level to radical policies that could be implemented in the UK.
The event is comprised of two talks that will highlight how significant system change brings with it great opportunity and will highlight why investing in these opportunities is so desirable. The speakers will offer though provokingly diverse perspectives on the climate crisis:
1) Sacha Meckler dealing with the global challenges of agreeing and coordinating action on climate change, with solutions focussed on adopting market-centred thinking.
2) Adrienne Buller will focus on the importance of national action and the success of grassroots movements in affecting policy, where she advocates more socially orientated economic thinking.
Sacha is an engineer and innovator who has 20 years of experience working in tech and cleantech, where he has sought to use technology and innovation as key instruments for change. He advocates that technology alone, without the right economics, business and institutional support are often insufficient to catalyse change. This has led him to champion and advocate for system change across a broad spectrum of areas, from the transformative potential of digital to the imperatives around the climate crisis.
His talk highlights the major issues that exist at a global level, and the shortcomings of the current UN approach to tackling the climate crisis. He advocates for the fundamental necessity of system-level change for humanity to be able to continue flourishing in the face of the climate emergency. He has published work on potential solutions to overcoming the global shortcomings of the current climate regime.
Adrienne Buller is Co-Director of Labour for a Green New Deal, and directs policy development for the organisation. Outside of the campaign, her work focuses on the intersection between the financial system and climate change.
Labour for a Green New Deal is a grassroots campaign which, in the span of sixth months, has successfully secured a radical Green New Deal framework as Labour Party Policy. The campaign continues to advocate for radical, transformative economic and climate policy, building a political movement in communities across the UK. Her talk will focus on exploring the radical Green New Deal framework, and the importance of understanding climate change as a class issue.
Time: 23rd October 18:30 - 20:00
2. Is it possible to truly thrive even in the midst of this ecological and climate emergency?
To be fully alive, and deeply connected with our innate resilience, well-being, courage and creativity as we face into whatever is coming? Can we tap in to our own inner satnav of wisdom and intuition – and use this to navigate our lives with more peace, ease and clarity? Can we use a simple understanding of the human mind to deepen our relationship with ourselves, each other and the planet? To become more present? I believe the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES!
Kimberly is a writer, blogger, speaker, coach, facilitator and am often described by her clients as a ‘wise old woman’ (which she regards as a compliment!). Kimberly has spent 30 years working with leaders across the globe creating better performance and workplace well-being through an understanding of how the mind works, and for the past ten years or so, her work is informed by a psycho-spiritual understanding called the Three Principles, or Inside-Out Understanding.
In August 2019, she took the decision to close down her business in order to focus on sharing this understanding more widely in the light of the ecological and climate crisis. Kimberly operates in the ‘gift’ economy, and now does all her work completely free of charge. She is the author of two best-selling books about the brain and learning, the most recent of which “The He’Art of Thriving” was published in June 2017.
She runs workshops and retreats for people keen to discover what it takes to truly thrive as a human being. Find out more about my work here: www.heartofthriving.com and come along on 24th October to discover more.
Time: 24th October 18:30 - 20:00
BSMT SPACE works with artists and creatives producing exhibitions, with the space itself being available for hire. For more information please contact us with your query and a little info about yourself and your project.
BSMT SPACE is located in Dalston, North East London. Recognised as one of London's busiest creative hubs, Dalston is well known for its vibrant streets, community, and nightlife.
You'll find us near the junction of Kingsland Rd and Balls Pond Rd , a five minute walk from Dalston Kingsland or a one minute walk from Dalston Junction overground stations.