Grind

 

A pop-up platform for urban innovation.

 
 
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CONCEPT

We set up labs in areas undergoing regeneration.  

GRIND pop-up labs take place in industrial spaces granted by municipalities, developers or private entities, around the world. Aspiring residents can apply to GRIND by sending a project proposal aiming at improving the neighborhood in which the GRIND lab is temporary located. For a period ranging between 3 months and 1 year, selected residents have free access to the GRIND space to work, build prototypes, and present their project. Events are organized on a regular basis at the GRIND space to promote learning, networking, and community engagement. 


 

PROTOTYPING 

GRIND residents have facilitated access to tools, resources and contacts to build prototypes for their projects. 


RESEARCH

GRIND projects can include social and urban research on the neighborhood in which the lab is located. 

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COWORKING 

GRIND offers coworking spaces for the residents and neighboors. 

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EVENTS 

Talks, screenings, exhibitions and project presentations are organized on a regular basis at the GRIND spaces. 

 
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PROJECTS

GRIND JHB

For about a year, GRIND welcomed more than 20 residents in a 600 square meters industrial space granted by Propertuity, developers of the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa. The projects focused on the intense urban transformation that this neighbourhood is going through. 

 
 PROTOTYPING ON THE ROOFTOP 

PROTOTYPING ON THE ROOFTOP 

  GRIND JHB SPACE 


GRIND JHB SPACE 

 Pop-UP DINNERS 

Pop-UP DINNERS 

  ART WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES 


ART WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES 

  RESEARCH PROJECTS 


RESEARCH PROJECTS 

 
 
 
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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you ! Drop us a mail for residents application enquiries, partnership projects, and any questions you may have on GRIND.  

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