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A festival of art, climate and community

cellular graphic with blue and yellow colouring, with the text "What Shall We build here"
Artwork by Opashona Ghosh and Samara Jundi

What Shall We Build Here is a festival of art, climate and community at Artsadmin’s Toynbee Studios in Aldgate East, in parks across east London and in your local supermarket. 

We invite you to events that imagine ways of living together that are just and sustainable for people and the planet. 

You can engage online or in person, with live events taking place either outdoors or indoors with limited capacities for social distancing. Explore the line-up, including:

Most events take place at Toynbee Studios or in east London but you can engage with Alicja Rogalksa and Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari‘s audio works online, wherever you are in the world.

Listen, talk, touch, smell, taste, connect, breathe and take part.

#WhatShallWeBuildHere #SeasonForChange

Part of Season for Change, a UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change, led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle, and supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Download the programme schedule

Supported by BE PART and ACT, through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

We’ve been working hard to make Toynbee Studios as safe as possible for artists, audiences, hirers, café customers, tenants and staff. Read the safety measures we are putting in place. 

  • Full access details are listed on each event page. 
  • Toynbee Studios is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible, gender neutral toilets. Read more about Accessibility.
  • Free tickets are available for companion, carer or personal assistant tickets for paid for ticketed events.
  • For relevant events, BSL can be requested when you book a ticket.
  • Please email if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

8–12 September 2021

Please note
This is now a past event.


Various locations:
Toynbee Studios in Aldgate East
Parks across east London
In your local supermarket