Medieval times saw the rise of guilds that governed the functioning of artists, architects, and other professions. Those were times when art was considered elite and sophisticated. The work done by these artists was valued and helped put history eloquently for us to understand it today.
These guilds focused on providing support to other craftsmen and also gained over a certain political stance. It helped reduce competition amongst themselves while maintaining the standards. The members of the guild were expected to pay its collective expenses in return for the benefits obtained.
In modern terms, medieval guilds were committees and other governing bodies but on a larger scale and focused on arts and trade.
Today’s artists, both small-scale and established ones, collaborate in cafes and parks as a small group. And only spaces they have left can be counted on their fingertips.
Cherishing the tangible nature of the world is as important as appreciating and evolving with technology. In today’s time, this social meeting happens in cafes and restaurants. Meeting people in the real world and marveling over human being’s creative nature needs to become a revived culture. The challenge is to create an artist’s coworking where the art of all kinds can find an atmosphere to grow. The design is specifically tuned towards people who create, appreciate, and celebrate art in their daily lives.
Space would act as and provide an environment conducive to brewing ideas. It would be a tangible form of a social website where artists today expand their horizons. The artists club can have different aesthetics, it can either be modern, minimal, and functional or it can be cozy, academic, and collaborative.
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