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

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

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

AH_ FIELD OF CODE

Protection / Conservation: – The use of barriers, physical and non-physical, active and symbolic. – The implementation of barriers as a means of conserving vulnerable communities / fragile situations and to enable clandestine activities. Thresholds: – Specific behaviours relating to the crossing and controlling of thresholds – knocking, waiting, greeting, the doorbell [announcing / warning], … 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

BR – FIELD OF CODE (29/11)

I’m interested in looking at these 5 broad codes: 1. social        2. political        3. ethical        4. economic       5. work …..with a particular eye on the existing transient communities (artists, travellers and construction workers) and future transient communities eg.visitors to the olympics.

JM – Field of Code (29/11)

My (current) ‘field’ of code or interest is as follows. (I’m not entirely sure they are all codes as such; some might be effects or causes. Perhaps this is more of a field of thematic interest, but its a stepping stone at least!) fear + environment political citizenship ownership (+ social / behavioural / agency … Continue reading

Atmosphere

“no never been there. Kev used to live in a warehouse there though, drop him a line. Sure he could tell you a story or 2″ – John Valente, 31, student “hackney wick? as in east london? not much apart from its very trendy these days nice markets, cool people etc. x” – Daisy Partridge, … Continue reading