Rachel Falconer
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Rachel Falconer is a curator, writer and producer operating at the intersections of technology, commercial enterprise, networked behaviour and contemporary art. With a background in art & technology, film, advertising and gaming, she has a broad depth of experience in the conception and delivery of innovative inter-disciplinary programmes across the culture industry and beyond.

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CoLAB OPEN CALL - Co-working // Prototyping /// Provocation////

Tue Apr 07, 2015 00:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Announcing 3 X NEW fully funded
sponsorship opportunities to become one of the inaugral Associates at CoLAB- SPACE's prototyping co-working studio.


Specially extended deadline - last few days to apply for this exciting new opportunity to become one of the inaugral Associates at CoLAB - SPACE's new collaborative prototyping studio.

DEADLINE: Tuesday April 7 - Time: 12 Midnight


SPACE are looking for strong applications from artists, designers, technologists, and creative tech start-ups to form the founding group of Associates at CoLAB – SPACE’s a new co-working
prototyping initiative.

Conceived in collaboration with open hardware pioneers, Open Desk, CoLAB is a unique co-working
environment which positions prototyping at the heart of creative practice and celebrates
process over product.

Associates benefit from an affordable, flexible workstation, a network of curated mentors and peers, and regular involvement in Open SPACE – a new public testbed and exhibition venue.

in the heart of Hackney’s emergent maker district, CoLAB is a central node in the
burgeoning phenomenon of the “Maker Mile” – a local network of artists, designers, open hardware
start-ups and art & tech enterprises.

- a trans-disciplinary prototyping studio

! Affordable 8sq metre co-working space in
the heart of Hackney’s maker district
! Open Desk flexible workstations & storage
! Desks @ £150 per month + limited number
of fully sponsored places
! 24/7 Access
! Prototyping studio with dedicated rapid prototyping zone and
! Highly subsidized access to industrial prototyping resources
(CNC, laser cutting 3D Printing etc.)
! Responsive programme of critically aligned talks and
workshops with experts in art, design, science, enterprise,
and technology


! A trans-disciplinary community of Associates - selected to spark cross-pollination of ideas
and creative provocation
! A network of mentors and creative partners & monthly crits.
! Full integration with SPACE’s established network of artists, curators and advisors
! Proximity to SPACE and The White Building’s public programme

- A Public Testbed

! A public facing testbed acting as an observation platform for research, feedback and
testing of ideas and thesis
! Opportunity to make money by running workshops
! Participation in public Exhibitions and Beta Release events

For media enquiries and images please contact:

Josh Dale josh@spacestudios.org.uk




CoLAB Open Call

Fri Mar 20, 2015 18:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Placing prototyping at the heart of artistic provocation to enable innovation without constraint, celebrating process over product.

Applications are now open to become part of the inaugural community of Associates at CoLAB - SPACE’s new creative innovation and prototyping incubator.

CoLAB features 12 workstations radiating from a prototyping area, designed to encourage a democratic environment for innovation and collaboration.

With access to a bespoke prototyping workshop created by open hardware pioneers Open Desk, the Associates will have the opportunity to advance their practice in a resource rich environment.

Located in the growing hardware district in Hackney – The CoLAB Associates will be integrated into a community of innovative artists and hybrid practitioners in London.

Associates will have access to a curated network of mentors to seed and support creative excellence.

The Associates will lead and be inspired by a public programme of collaborative learning workshops, talks and events at SPACE's new lab - Open SPACE

The Associates will benefit from an established public platform for showcasing work in progress and engaging with a range of delphi communities.

To apply visit:




Mon Feb 16, 2015 17:30

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Goethe-Institut London and SPACE
Perlin Noise – Sound Art Residency 2015
Open Call

Information for applicants

Stipend: £1500 per month plus £500 production fee

Residency Runs : July - September 2015

Overview: The Goethe-Institut London and SPACE are pleased to announce the invitation for applications from practitioners working with sound, sonic experience and experimental music within the context of emerging technologies and digital networked culture.

Now in its third year, the collaboration between the Goethe-Institut London and SPACE supports artists and projects that explore the critical application of emerging technologies. The purpose of the Goethe-Institut’s worldwide residency programmes is to provide a “space for new perspectives”, wherein artists and cultural workers have the opportunity to live and work in another country and another culture for an extended period of time. Especially in the era of globalization, cultural workers find it particularly inspiring, freed momentarily from economic concerns, to anchor their work to a specific location, where they can pursue their projects and develop or deepen lasting work relationships.

The residency offers a 3 month place in a large mixed studio at The White Building in Hackney Wick, London and complimentary nearby accommodation. The White Building, run by SPACE, is an incubator for discursive and innovative thought, it serves as a testing ground and creative lab for artists and creative technologists whose practice critically engages with technology. Situated in the heart of the thriving artist community of Hackney Wick and next to the Olympic Park, The White Building is a thriving local and international beacon of art, technology and sustainability.

The bursary offers financial and in-kind support with the help of expert partners from the science, technology and creative sector. Projects will be presented to the public at the end of the residency in the form of prototypes, documentation, beta-releases, events and exhibitions.

The focus is on process over product and the residency aims to provide space and time for fearless experimentation.

Areas of Interest

The Goethe-Institut London and SPACE are looking for a wide spectrum of approaches to the sonic field, including sound as installation, experimental musical improvisations, remix and sample compositions, sound sculptures and live performances. We are particularly interested in proposals that take a critical, analytical stance towards the tensions between art and technology and questions these categories in and of themselves. We welcome applications that are presented outside the traditional studio space – conceptual projects and those that reside online or in other virtual spaces, or in other geographic locations.

Evaluation Criteria

The Goethe-Institut London and SPACE will review all applications and recommend projects to their respective advisory panel comprising representatives from a number of related fields and disciplines.

We are particularly interested in critical analysis, exploratory projects and proposals that leave space for collaboration. In addition, preference will be given to projects that are publically accessible, consistent with SPACE’s mission, and produce models, prototypes, and user data that can be shared broadly.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- Is the project creatively – led?
- Does the project take a critical/analytical stance towards emergent technologies?
- Does the process described by the applicant include opportunities to present demos, prototypes, work in progress or collaborative opportunities for the public during development?

Terms and Conditions:

Applicants must demonstrate strong links within the German cultural scene and should be based in Germany, there is however no requirement for the applicant to be a German national to qualify for the residency.

The awarding of the grant may require meetings with applicants (potentially via video-conferencing systems) to discuss their proposals and establish detailed agreements. All applicants will be required to execute a definitive agreement with the Goethe-Institut London and SPACE which will set forth appropriate agreements with respect to the scope, duration of the project, required milestones, amount and timing of funding etc.

Application Deadline: 10am on Monday 16 February 2015

How to apply:

Applicants must submit the following:

- 1 x Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period (max 2 x pages of A4)
- 1 x Artist CV
- 1 x Statement of intent describing what you seek to gain from the residency
- Examples of previous work (max 8 images; max 4 video links; max 1 PDF)
- Full contact details (including telephone, mobile number and residency address)

TO APPLY : Please contact Rachel@spacestudios.org.uk


Creative Technology Coordinator

Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:00

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vacancy: Creative Technology Coordinator

SPACE is now recruiting for a Creative Technology Coordinator to help put SPACE’s new co-working hub CoLAB on the creative map.

5 days a week £25,000 per annum (work days and times will include evenings and weekends).

Based in CoLAB (due to launch mid November 2014), the Creative Technology Coordinator will report to the Head of Art & Technology and help manage and evolve our new co-working and collaborative learning space.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting innovative creative projects and workshops, a strong interest and demonstrable dexterity in the emergent tech landscape, and a creative approach to the implementation of technology. This is a role for a great mentor, ambitious coordinator, an insatiably curious tech enthusiast and proficient facilitator. You will be collaborating alongside world-class artists, designers, and hybrid producers as well as with a diversity of workshop leaders and participants from all walks of life. With the common goal of working to imagine, design and implement the next generation of art & tech projects, innovation products and learning experiences across a diversity of platforms the Creative Technology Coordinator will be positioned at the centre of of CoLAB’s community.

The Creative Technology Coordinator Job Description & application form can be downloaded here:

Please send a completed application form, Equal Ops form, and a CV to HR Manager Hannah Princewill: hannah@spacestudios.org.uk

or send by post to:
Creative Technology Coordinator Vacancy
129 -131 Mare Street
London E8 3RH

Deadline for completed applications is 9am Monday 15th September 2014

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 23rd September 2014


SPACE is a leading arts organisation providing creative workspace, advocacy, support and promoting innovation. Founded by artists in 1968, our 18 sites provide space for 700 artists with a further 700 supported through media arts programmes, training, exhibitions, schools and community projects, professional development and artist residencies. SPACE is a pioneer of practice at the intersection of art and technology.

Please contact Hannah Princewill should you have any queries related to the post.



Fri May 02, 2014 18:00

London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Applications are now open for five residencies for emerging artists and creative technologists working at the intersections of art, technology and sustainability.

Deadline: Friday 2 May 5pm ECT.


Thematic: #stacktivism is a term that attempts to give form to a critical conversation and line of enquiry around infrastructures and the relationship we have to them. #stacktivism has recently attracted a great deal of debate and interest and is an ongoing, and increasingly popular subject of interrogation for theorists, economists and creative practitioners alike. As the digital divide and post‐internet discourses lose traction and diversify, artists and creative technologists are faced with a new set of trending critical dialogues in the face of the morphing technological landscape. The INFRA_SPECTION residency acknowledges this shift, and the participating artists are invited to enter into a dialogue with the rapidly evolving perspectives of #stacktivism as a catalyst for their practice.

This cycle of The White Building residencies seek to question emergent behaviors and formulate ways to articulate the changes taking place “from here to there”. The residencies will generate a programme of events and critical debate around how creative practices are positioned within our contemporary convergence culture. INFRA_SPECTION will also raise questions about the terms of engagement artists and creative technologists are working with in their techno-political landscape and beyond.

Applications must be received by Friday 25th April 5pm.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please download the brief here.

Please include a diversity monitoring form with your application which can be downloaded here.

Residencies will be based in the dedicated open-plan residency studio at The White Building, Hackney Wick.

Please contact Rachel Falconer, Head of Art & Technology should you have any queries: rachel@spacestudios.org.uk

More about #stacktivism here and here .

Join the #stacktivism conversation on Twitter: @stacktivism