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You can now attend workshops on building your own club in Barcelona​

‘What Makes A Club’ focuses on community-based nightlife

  • Gemma Ross
  • 1 December 2021
You can now attend workshops on building your own club in Barcelona​

Barcelona-based non-profit organisation FUTCH Club have joined forces with Temporary Pleasure - a collective of creatives based in the city - to create workshops on how to create a nightclub.

What Makes A Club workshops will take place from November 8 until November 12, with a strong focus on inclusive, community-based clubbing and nightlife.

“We’ve spent the last decade looking at clubs from inside and out and believe brick-and-mortar clubs are broken: too rigid, top-down – and disappearing,” reads the workshop’s official page.

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“To preserve the right to dance in the community we need to reimagine clubs – replacing rigid clubs, barriers-to-entry, and lost spaces – with fluid clubs, co-creation, and new beginnings.”

Taking place across five days in Barcelona, the workshops will include lectures, design labs, and courses on inclusivity and local scenes.

By the end of the workshop, participants will design and create a ‘prototype’ club including installations, DJ sets, and performances created over the span of the course, which can be entered by the general public on Saturday, November 13, for 10 hours only.

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“We believe that real collaboration and inclusivity makes for better music, dancefloors and opportunities for community-building beyond the club. In alliance with FUTCH, we aim to amplify local energies, marginalised voices and identities that are often locked out,” they said.

“Together in a single week, we’ll build a prototype club space and platforming event that otherwise wouldn’t exist.”

The non-profit organisation will run a pay-what-you-can entry fee to the prototype club on November 13, which goes towards artists, production costs, and helps to cover “people who otherwise could not come”.

Grab your spot on the workshop series here, and find tickets to the prototype club here.

Gemma Ross is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter here

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