Who's behind Spare Place?
Spare Place is a collaboration between the Empty Shops Network and Open Sussex.
The Empty Shops Network have been recycling empty shops for ten years and inspired by open source software make the tools, skills and knowledge to do it openly available. There's a handy toolkit at www.artistsandmakers.com/emptyshops to get you started.
You can contact the Empty Shops Network by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or following @artistsmakers on Twitter
Open Sussex an organisation that focuses on FLOSS (Free / Libre Open Source Software).
The Empty Homes Agency are a charity that highlights the waste of empty properties and try to bring empty properties back in use. There site allows people to add Empty Homes.