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Wick Session #24: Common Making & Filo

Wednesday 25th February, 6-8pm

The Wick Session #24 on Common Making and Filò, will be hosted for the first time in Central Saint Martins UAL. It will bring together interdisciplinary practitioners, designers, makers and researchers to share experiences and opinions and explore the dynamics and principles behind many collective making initiatives currently happening in London and elsewhere. The event will take place on Wednesday the 25th of February 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at The Crossing in King's Cross, London.

New forms of making and experimental models of commoning are currently developing in our cities. This contemporary culture of collective manufacturing is allowing many creative practitioners to set up local networks and public enterprises addressing social, financial and sustainability problems through the engagement of the community in design-based activities that create work opportunities and promote sharing of interests and skills.

From projects embedded in the existing infrastructure and historical background of the city, to open-source international networks working both locally and globally, these making communities present multiple exciting co-design and co-production strategies which form the base for new models of self-reliance and civic empowerment.

With contributions by:

  • Karen Martin
  • Angela Hartley
  • Torange Khonsari
  • Hosted by Carlotta Novella

How much?
Wick Sessions are free and open to anyone who wants to take part.
To book a seat please click here.

About Wick Sessions
Wick sessions are a series of talks, seminars and walks dedicated to Hackney Wick and its surrounding area, bringing together a wide range of voices and expertise. Wick Sessions provide a public forum for debate and exchange, with the aim of creating a shared body of local knowledge around issues of bottom up and sustainable developments. Wick Sessions are part of R-urban Wick a project by public works and AAA  as part of R-URBAN.

About r-Urban
R-Urban is a bottom-up strategy that explores the possibilities of enhancing the capacity of urban resilience by introducing a network of resident-run facilities. It initiates locally closed ecological cycles that will support the emergence of alternative models of living, producing and consuming. R-urban is supported by the EU Life+ Programme of environmental governance. The project partners are AAA, Paris (coordinator), the City of Colombes and public works, London. 

For more information click here.

Image: Portland Works makers names on the mail boxes, Sheffield

Image: Portland Works makers names on the mail boxes, Sheffield