The Baltic Triangle is an interesting place. Just over ten years ago the area was talked about as a red light district and a cheap place to park, close to the city centre. Today, it’s home to the biggest community of creative and digital workers in the region, two schools, cherished live music venues and a thriving night time economy – all housed in low rise, post-industrial warehouses that still allow us to watch the sunset.
And it’s evolving fast. There are plans a plenty to bring more residents to the area; hotels and student apartments too, as well as growing the space from which the creative and digital sector operates.
Baltic Creative continues to remain a prominent stakeholder in the area. We’re always looking at ways to build on what we’ve already achieved and improve our offering for the local community and the creative and digital sector we exist to serve.
But how does an area like ours retain its identity as it evolves and new communities move in? How do we continue to enable community cohesion, relationship building and engagement with diverse communities? How do we ensure that we protect what we have and remain open to new ideas? As agents of change, how do we and the business community, ensure that we don’t displace the people that helped make the area what it is? How do we create space for the new communities to have their say and help shape the area over the next ten years?
And what impact has the pandemic had on how we perceive the places that we live and work?
These are a few of the questions that we’ll be asking in a new event series we’re running across 2021 and into 2022, with our tenant, Ethos magazine.
We’ll hear from people around the world who have faced challenges in areas and communities like ours and shaped their futures in innovative and inclusive ways. We’ll have conversations about place, but also how communities work together to shape their future – to make them places of opportunity and great places to live, work and play.
Head to Eventbrite to register for the first event, In our neighbourhood: Spaces of encounter which is taking place on Thursday 29th April from 5:30pm – 7:30pm on zoom.
Ethos is published by our tenant, Wordscape, and has been based in the Baltic Triangle area of Liverpool since 2013, planning for and collaborating on its launch here. It’s based in our Northern Lights building, a space specifically designed for artists, makers, thinkers and doers. Ethos focuses on businesses that are changing the world, connecting sustainable ideas, people and places, with stories about work, ideas and life. Ethos runs a variety of events that give you a unique insight into how ethical entrepreneurs, responsible businesses and communities are breaking the mold and changing how business is done.