Scenario and Programme

Hi All, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great christmas!? After a little reading and a bit of thinking, please find attached my first attempt at a response to Sam’s brief. Scenario and Programme 31.12.2010 I am busy doing the drawings to illustrate the proposal and back up some of my thinking. … Continue reading

Ice Cream Vans as Spatial Production – Intervention (_SB)

Please find below some links to the work I have done so far. Thought I’d put it on my own site and link to it to save uploading all the images into one post… Story 1 – Mr Freeze-O-Cream’s Yard… Story 2 – Ice Cream Vans – (hibernation)… Story 3 – Ice Cream Vans & … Continue reading

Chora – ‘Public Spaces’

Chora’s book ‘Public Spaces‘ follows the preceding tome ‘Urban Flotsam’, and is a self stated application of the notions developed in that book… “The proliferation of the use of public space increasingly gives form to society…a search for a combination of form andoperational device that together create architectural space and quality. This combination provides a link between architectural space and urban, social dynamics.” ‘Public … Continue reading

Conversation with Joe’s Ices…

As part of my research I tried to rent an ice cream van, I rang Joe’s Ices based here in Sheffield. Previous attempts to act directly in Hackney Wick failed, as calls to the Mr Freezocream yard on Fish Island resulted in a very short conversation – in very bad English – with a guy … Continue reading

Scenario and Programme

See the attached brief for explanation of what we discussed last week. Scenarios and Programme This contains some key things that should be defined over the break and ready to be discussed on return. Please can you all upload work to the blog also (as started…) over the break, to allow more detailed feedback later … Continue reading

Hackney Podcasts – ‘Water’ and ‘Night’

With reference to my previous post about the Hackney Podcasts audio files (search for ‘hackney podcasts’ on iTunes, they’re free to download), I’ve been listening to one or two and trying out my mindmaps as notetaking…might serve as a point of reference? The podcasts are really good for thinking about aspects of the place in … Continue reading

Intervention [JM] – Shelter

Pre-Christmas intervention task: My work focused on Hackney Wick’s feeling of ‘otherness.’ As a place, it is full of ‘other’ spaces; marginal land where ownership, rights and appropriation are manifest in ambiguous and multiple ways. These places include some of the yards, derelict factories and left-over strips of land next to the canal, railway and … Continue reading

not sure if anyone is thinking of a site visit over xmas…

fyi_ some stops on the overground (including hackney wick and stratford) is going to be closed from tonight through to the 3rd of Jan. Theres more info here: