The summer has been spent printing, making, testing, fundraising, plotting and organising and continuing to work with some fantastic people to make the project ‘Pop Up Pop Up’ happen. Visit the website www.popuppopup.net for more information.
Presentation 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 www.demolitionsite.net
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.
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.
Sorry that the website menu bar has got rather confused. This will be put right in the next month alongside more updates and the launch of a new diary/blog/series of films going behind the scenes of the processes and places involved in my current work thanks to UCL Institute of Making. More soon.
My ongoing fascination and work with demolition has led to this upcoming series of events I organised with UCL Urban Lab. Thanks to Ben Campkin and Sabina Andron for all their help and all venues and participants.
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.