Tate Modern Workshop

Future Medina

Two people playing instruments to the backdrop of vertical white light tubes

 NONOTAK Studio at Late at Tate Britain courtesy Diana Agunbiade-Kolawole

A modern marketplace for energy and ideas, fuelled by you and your imagination

Exchange ideas and learn new skills in a space inspired by the vibrant, open public spaces of a North African medina and driven by play, performance and creativity. 

IDENTIFY © Margot Bowman

A group of people sitting at a table producing music on laptops

@producergirls © Vicky Grout

Person touching a lightbox covered with coloured images

Xanadu © MaributBaum

Man speaking into microphone to an audience

Future Talks at Tate Modern © Dan Weill Photography

Zines on a table and wall

Zine making with Accent Magazine © Tate

How do we represent our new cultural identities? Produce an alternative selfie with artist Margot Bowman and hear her talk about her Identify project. Join a beat-making workshop to learn music production basics with @producergirls founder E.M.M.A., Dexplicit and P Jam or create your own paper future cityscape with OOMK collective.

Words your thing? Turn ideas into poems in a workshop and open mic with Chill Pill Poetry Collective. Immerse yourself in a speculative landscape or play with dreams and colour in the Xanadu By Day installation by Maribut/Baum.

Wondering what you’ve missed?

Drop in to the digital aggregator to explore people’s responses to the medina, documented by students from Ravensbourne University.

Catch live discussion and performance on Saturday

On Saturday, join a discussion with Protein and a panel of experts exploring the relationship between the online and physical gallery space, the young collectives that inhabit them, and how they can better inform one another. 

Plus don’t miss an evening of experimental performance on Saturday 19 November from 19.30, to showcase and celebrate the ideas and work created over the four days of the medina.

Spatial design by Taxonym

Architect and set design duo Taxonym have created the medina infrastructure, dividing Tate Exchange into spaces composed of floors, canopies, signs, screens and objects that describe a medina.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


16 November 2016 at 12.00–18.00

17 November 2016 at 12.00–18.00

18 November 2016 at 12.00–18.00

19 November 2016 at 12.00–21.30

Workshop places allocated on a first come, first served basis for ages 15-25

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