The Open Close Collective is a group of artists, architects, academics, web developers and fabricators united by an interest in how we can make better creative use of the overlooked spaces around us. By exploring peoples’ emotional connection to place through temporary art and architecture installations, Open Close aims to promote and encourage greater engagement with the public and natural spaces around us.

The Open Close Project 2017 was conceived as a way of demonstrating how our smaller urban spaces can become containers for more joy, wellbeing, stimulation and play and the role that contemporary art and architecture can play in this transformation.