A strong influence for the project of the ‘art hub’ is the Renew Newcastle initiative. Thinking maybe the project could become a place that is a hub for the various Renew Newcastle projects around town. Maybe a place that they all share a common interest in, and therefore feel a part of and would use as a place to congregate.
A major problem in making a place specifically for this type of underground art culture, similar to Situationist architecture, is that, once it is designed it is not spontaneous anymore. The renew newcastle idea works as it is the art culture taking over an underground, neglected part of the city which is what comes naturally to the culture. A designed building that is purpose built for them would likely have the opposite effect.