The Alternate Showroom was born from a desire to better understand spatial politics and how it is embedded in the makeup of the city. 

By uncovering and connecting stories about places through research, community engagement and physical intervention, we explore themes of development, value and ownership.

Critically, we are interesting in the role of artists, developers, politicians and policy makers in this process, and aim to choreograph meaningful interactions between local people and stakeholders.

Our aim is to [1] activate dialogue between communities and decision makers [2] question what happens in spaces any why [3] advocate for a greater understanding of the significance of material culture and how it can impact our future cities.

Established by Grace Crannis and Émilie Loiseleur in 2017.