Last week we were lucky enough to meet Paul Bird, author of the Single Aspect blog (here) which scrutinises housing design and policy in the UK. Single Aspect has been a brilliant resource during our research and it was a delight to finally meet Paul. This is a particularly interesting article he wrote about Kate Macintosh’s Dawson’s Heights building in Dulwich. I’m off to visit Dawson’s...
Friends & Relations
Two exciting shows in London this week! Let Slip’s newest recruit Nicole Pschetz has created a new show with her company Energinmotion, titled Where The Nights Are Blue And Electric. It plays at The Resistance Gallery in Bethnall Green on Thursday and Friday this week. Check out Energinmotion’s blog here and the flyer for the show here. Meanwhile, Let Slip’s very own Frode Gjerlow performs...
Every straight line was to savour; every right angle was suggestive of a brave...– Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley
Community Land Trusts
This is a bit technical but it’s one of the most interesting things I’ve discovered whilst researching our new show Machines For Living. In February this year, Boris Jonson offered a site in Mile End to the East London Community Land Trust rather than three rival commercial developers. A Community Land Trust buys land, builds on it and sells the properties for the value of the building, ie. the...
Working with Alison and Peter Smithson was like asking Matisse for advice on...– The best quote I found in the RIBA library
Interview with Stuart from The Blue Elephant...
Delighted to read this interview with Stuart Cox from The Blue Elephant Theatre, in which he talks about the wide-ranging and vital work BET do with young people in Southwark. India and I were lucky enough to work on the Speak Out! Forum Theatre project he discusses at the start of the article. It really was a brilliant experience and we were lucky to work with such a fantastic group of young...
Modernist tower blocks in music videos
Just read an article, published in The Quietus a few days ago, about Trellick Tower (below) and its use in Damon Albarn’s music videos. Do click here for the full article, and keep your eyes peeled for Trellick in the three music videos below. In its short lifetime, the Tower has been held up as an example of modernism’s beauty and aesthetic abhorrence. It’s been synonymous...
We’re knee-deep in research this week, for our new show Machines For Living. Our copy of new independent film Utopia London was hand-delivered yesterday and we’re looking forward to cracking open to popcorn and watching it this afternoon! Trailer looks fantastic. Can’t wait to meet film-maker Tom Cordell for an interview later this week. Find out more about his project here. ...