Global Garbage

garbage---death-of-marat3Presentation of work ‘Scrap and Salvage: A collaboration’ at the Global Garbage Conference at the Centre for the Study of European and North African Relations (SENAR), University of London Institute in Paris, June 12-13, 2014. Organized by the Cities Project at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis in collaboration with SENAR and the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies (ACGS), this interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences to explore the many ways in which garbage – in its diverse forms and articulations – is being produced, managed, experienced, imagined, circulated, concealed, and aestheticized in contemporary urban environments and across different creative and cultural practices. For information on this avenue of research and work see the website

East London on Film

Screening of ‘The Games‘ and other East London work such as ‘Fleeting’ alongside other work from Bronco Bullfrog (Barney Platts-Mills, 1971) to What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (Paul Kelly and Saint Etienne,2005) exploring the changing landscapes of East London. A short film festival at Birkbeck Cinema hosted by the Derek Jarman Lab.
East London on Film

Materials and Society

June 2nd 2014. UCL Institute of Making ‘Materials and Society’ conference. Presenting work in progress at this conference that celebrates the fantastic array of interdisciplinary materials and making-related research projects that are currently underway at UCL, bringing researchers together to discuss how to take these projects forward and make them sustainable. Researchers who have helped to build the UCL Institute of Making research community and who have used the Makespace and Materials Library as research tools will be presenting findings, talking about methods, and sharing the trials and tribulations of interdisciplinary and materials and making-focused working.

Uncertain Machines

Thank you very much to Tom Dwyer for all his inventive help getting this first prototype / phase of the pop up ‘Book of Hours’ up and running and out and about, wiring, lifting, arranging and negotiating the eccentric locking systems of filing cabinets with great skill, patience and aplomb.