Lewisham’s new low carbon creative space, designed, built and led by, and for, local young people.
What is Climate Home?
Climate Home is the space, place, time and resources for young people in Lewisham to use their power to shape the future, putting them at the forefront of climate justice.
A home of creativity, imagination and community activism, Climate Home is a temporary, sustainable space, co-designed, built and led by young people, where the community decide what matters. A place for young people of all backgrounds to express themselves, amplify their voices, be agents of change, connect with nature, rest and celebrate their people and cultures.
Climate Home is a resource for making art, performance, music and more and it will provide a range of professional experience, employment, training and leadership skills for young people in the borough. It will involve everyone in the climate justice movement and connect and empower the creative leaders of tomorrow.
Climate Home is being delivered by Lewisham-based youth arts collective Sounds Like Chaos, in partnership with the Albany.
Sounds Like Chaos are working with Practice Architecture, experts in co-creating spaces, and participatory build specialists Build Up, to co-design Climate Home with young people. The Albany and local youth, community and cultural grassroots organisations will help shape the project and its resources to match people’s needs.
Climate Home is made possible due to funding from the Mayor’s Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) in Lewisham to create a long term community legacy for young people’s creative production in the borough, and support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Balfour Beatty, Jack Petchey Foundation and IKEA UK & The National Lottery Community Fund: Places Called Home.