About UR Folkestone

Urban Room Folkestone

one the plaza

open Weds-Sun, 11am-3pm 

The next iteration of Urban Room Folkestone is sited in the Old Tourist Information Centre at the epicentre of the Old Town and Harbour. From this new site, it will continue to offer a place for the discussion, talks, debates, inquiry, and presentations for residents and visitors alike who wish to contribute to the future of Folkestone.

Urban Room Folkestone is a space where people can go to understand, debate and get involved in the past, present and future of where they live, work and play.

The purpose of an Urban Room is to foster meaningful connections between people and place, by using creative methods of engagement to encourage active participation in the future of our buildings, streets, and neighbourhoods.

The Urban Room spring series of workshops, talks, and events for locals of all ages interested in learning about urbanism, design, planning, and place-making runs until May 4th, 2019. See what’s coming up >> 

We are also in the middle of our ‘Magic Carpets‘ Creative Europe project. Ana Dana Beroš & Patrick Hubmann have been working from the Urban Room during their Research and Development. Read more >>

Follow and like Urban Room Folkestone social media platforms to keep updated on new news. If any of the events are of interest to you, email: [email protected]
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Folkestone Urban Problematics include:

The One Way System
The Derelict Gas Works Site
The Redundant Railway Spur along Tram Road
Cycle Routes
Overlooked Gap Sites

The Seven Pillars of Enquiry for Urban Room Folkestone are:

Local Economics
Local Governance and Politics
Language
History
Food
Environment to include Geology, Geography, Urban and the Sea.
Citizenship
If you would like to host a conversation, carry out your own enquiry, debate or urban workshop and make a contribution to the Folkestone Urban Library contact [email protected]