The MAIA Weekender

The MAIA Weekender brings creative minds, practitioners, activists, artists and makers together to celebrate creativity & resistance.

About this Event
Day One: Reframing Development

In our ever changing cities, where many vulnerable communities are at risk of displacement, will be reflecting on traditional definitions of ‘development’. If we understand our history, we can imagine and design healthy approaches that relate to our communities, neighbourhoods and places.

The Developers’ Dinner will bring together visionaries, architects, creatives and gamechangers from across the country who are envisioning and creating spaces that reflect who we are and what we want.


Day Two: Challenging Systems

A full day exploring systems and power structures at play – the systems that affect our day-to-day and our abilities to live full, creative lives. Across the country, there are radical interventions happening constantly and we want to bring these to the forefront, particularly those in relation to design, urbanism, environment and cultural contexts.

Sessions will cover money, street wisdom, Hip Hop Architecture and more, rounded off with The Scratch Night, celebrating works-in-progress from bold performance artists.


Day Three: Championing Wellbeing

On Sunday, we rest. Inspired by the Rest as Resistance movement, this day is dedicated to collective and individual wellbeing, health and care. Relax in The Nap Ministry, get craftsy with zines, drop-in for a massage or talk with an anxiety management specialist.

The full programme will be announced soon.

Location: Impact Hub Birmingham, The Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Birmingham B5 5NR.


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Ticket Price: This is a ‘Pay as You Feel’ event. This event has no funding and MAIA Creatives don’t want cost to be a barrier to you joining them. Please let them know if there’s anything they can do to support you in coming along. You can book your tickets here via Eventbrite.

Access: Impact Hub Birmingham is a wheelchair accessible space, both entering and inside the building. There are wheelchair accessible toilets and baby-changing facilities. We are also making a number of quiet spaces available throughout Hub.

Getting here: Impact Hub Birmingham is situated in The Walker Building on the corner of Oxford Street and Coventry Street in Digbeth. The entrance is located on Oxford Street. Bike racks are available. The location is a 5 minute walk from Birmingham Coach Station, a 10 minute walk from Birmingham Moor Street Station or a 15 minute walk from Birmingham New Street. Limited free parking is available on surrounding roads. Alternatively, there are a number of pay-and-display car parks around, charging roughly £4 all day. On arrival, buzz for Impact Hub and one of the team will let you through.

For further information, access needs and dietary requirements, please send us a message:



MAIA are an artist-led production and development company, building infrastructure, relationships and platforms to support sustainable creativity in cities.

Projects include Art Hotel, Alternative Civics, PROTOTYPE and P.O.C [Producers of Colour].

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Event Organizers

MAIA Creatives

Date & Time

September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019 | 18:00 to 16:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Pay As You Feel

Cost for Non Members: Pay As You Feel

Updated on 21 August 2019