Empty Shops 2.0: 10 years of recycling empty shops in the UK

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The Empty Shops Network promotes creative reuse of empty shops in the UK. Helping to create a 'DIY movement', it shares resources - such as their toolkit - to help artists and entrepreneurs to reclaim their high streets and turn private spaces into public places.

Here, Dan Thompson, founder of the Empty Shops Network, shares his decade-long experience of the rise of the pop-up phenomenon in the UK and his thinking on the future of this activity.