The Old McDonalds (1 Cobham Court) is a pop-up shared community space, created by the community for the community with Letting Space, trialing new ideas and bringing people to the Porirua CBD.
The space has been open for use for all kinds of events to stimulate growth and local connections: exchanges, discussions, gatherings, exhibits, workshops, meetings, classes, services, or just taking time out - this space is only limited by people’s imagination.
In its pilot time the space was host to large number of events, some of which have their own project pages here. Beyond these though is a long list of workshops and meetings for all ages captured in images on this page.
An important element of the work is that it is run collectively so that everyone shares in decisionmaking and people are empowered to develop their own ventures in the future together.
This community-run model is inspired by 17 Tory Street, the open source community gallery in Wellington City that is also managed through Loomio.