AIO looks to the future at the Tate Modern 20 October 2008
AIO welcomed newcomers and long-term participants to celebrate its work to date and to look to the future. Despite the downpour outside, it was a lively event. Organisers Jos Boys and Zoe Partington-Sollinger outlined AIO's intentions and introduced previous projects. AIO's Tate Modern and Woking charettes with Deaf and disabled artists, architects and students earlier this year were captured in a film by artists Abigail Norris and Joseph Young.
Artist Rachel Gadsden and architect Steve McAdam spoke enthusiastically about how these charettes have influenced their work. Between wine, laughter and discussion, Chris Higgins of Map Consortium set the audience the task of imagining AIO as a room in a house, and also record their vision of where the organisation should go next.
Huge thanks to all those who took part and who remain supporters and particpants of AIO. And especially to Marcus Dickey-Horley and Tate Modern for their help and generosity.
Photography by Leonie Simms and Olivia RuggeriRead some of the feedback about what kind of space AIO might be