As our cities grow bigger and become more crowded, would it not seem logical that we’re going to need new shared spaces in which to live, work, meet, eat and interact? That’s the question being asked by IKEA at their SPACE10 ‘Spaces of Tomorrow’ pop-up which is set to open in Shoreditch, London next week.

IKEA’s SPACE10 London Pop-Up Explores the Spaces of Tomorrow

Exploring the future of spatial design and the impact of urbanisation, IKEA’s SPACE10 ‘Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow’ six day pop-up in all in aid of the London Design Festival. The pop-up will host talks, workshops and exhibition across the week, each exploring the concept of space in different perspectives.

According to IKEA, ‘By 2050, the proportion of people living in cities will have risen to 70 percent. And as our urban environments grow bigger and more crowded, we need to create meaningful spaces for everyday living that are both sustainable and affordable. But how do we best design our spaces of tomorrow? And what defines space in a broader context?’

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IKEA have invited a number of thought leaders to share their expertise throughout the week, with topics including how we can best design the spaces of tomorrow; how different materials and textures change our perception of space; how augmented reality and other emerging technologies might change the way we experience space; and how spaces can stimulate social interaction.

Located at Protein Studios – a couple of minutes from Shoreditch High Street Station – IKEA’s SPACE10 pop-up runs from Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd September. All events are completely free but you’ll need to register over at the Eventbrite Website. Head over to the SPACE10 Website to see the full programme.

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