Scenario / Programme [JM] First Attempt

Hello all and Happy New Year. I’ve had a first stab at the programme and scenario, but its very loose and i’m struggling to push through what the project might be. Right now, it could be anything! This is at least an attempt to get some thoughts out there on paper and move on, rather … 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

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

BR – 6/12 – Updated field of interest

Updated field of interest, sorry it’s quite long! My attitude towards the London 2012 Olympics (current construction phase, during Olympic games and the so called Olympic Legacy)  The London 2012 Olympics has been driven by a group of individuals (mainly business men and women, bankers, lawyers, industrialists and politicians [see board of Olympic Park Legacy … Continue reading

5 Codes…

I am currently interested in the following themes, which occasionally reference themselves, and can be loosely categorised under the theme of a valued and empowered community with ‘ownership‘ of its environment affording embodied knowledge and heritage – the sustainable perpetuation of evolutionary place; 1/ Information becoming Knowledge; –  its retention, embodiment and exchange (transmission and reception; sharing); citizens … Continue reading

HS_field of codes

Social_ Behavioral_political_economical_ownership[territory]   A way in At the moment, there’s a cluster of loose threads of ideas in my head which I’m struggling to summaries into one paragraph…but the keywords that are jumping out at the moments are boundaries, temporality, transient, ownership, verticality and imagery… From our initial site visit, it was apparent that there … Continue reading

Lammas Day

Lammas Day Collage

Focussing on retrieving specific examples / ‘situations’ involving codes (social, conduct, legal, regulatory, etc) from our experience of visiting Hackney Wick and the surrounding area last week. This specific exploration looks at a historic event (Lammas Day, 1837) – that revealed a specific code about land use and human activity as directed by the temporal (in this … Continue reading

JH – field of code (29/11)

_social  _citizenship  _ownership  _behavioural  _leisure My interest is in both the gentrification and projected future of the area, at the same time taking reference from and valorising strands taken from the area’s past. Within the 5 broad themes, I’m focusing at the moment on the idea of surveillance, and ideas on boundaries and exclusion – … Continue reading