TOOLS FOR EAST LONDON
We are excited to launch our first ever crowd
funding campaign to set up a Tool Lending Library in East
London. Please help spread the word and donate if you can - no
contribution is too small ... or big.
The tool lending library will provide easy and affordable access
to a wide range of good quality tools. It builds on the local
lending ethos which is already strong and helps us establish an
active support network for makers in the area. The system is
simple: A small monthly fee will allow members to borrow tools and
have an active say in what tools will be stocked and how the
library will be run.
We have done our research which you can check out on our website.
More info is also available on the Indiegogo page.
The R-Urban Wick Tool Library will be the first in London and
one of the first of its kind in the UK. It will do a lot of
- stock, lend and maintain tools
- the 'tool pool' will connect makers to exchange tools and
expertise directly between themselves
- recirculate used tools which have become surplus in the
- offer a venue to host talks and workshops around making to share
skills and knowledge
We need your help to get this new and exciting facility off the
WHO GIVES WILL ALSO RECEIVE - THE PERKS!
We have a wide range of perks to reward your generousity. Perks
start from your name being inscribed on the 'Supporters Wall of
Fame' and/or having a tool named in your honour. Monthly or annual
memberships for the tool library, a collection of public works,
R-Urban Wick publication and a special series of hand made P£ANK
Furniture designed and built by our team and a special tour of
Hackney Wick on our Wick on Wheels Milk Float.
Apart from donations we mainly need your help in setting up a
community of like minded who want to be involved with the Tool
It would be fantastic if you could help spread the word by simply
clicking the Facebook and Twitter links on our Indiegogo
We leave you with a picture (above) of the Berkley Tool Lending
Library in California which started in a small caravan and has
since grown into a successful public resource.
Saturday the 28th of June from 11am till late
Sunday the 29th of June from 11am - 6pm
Over a four month-long period ten students from the Royal
Collage of Art became architects in residence in the Wembley
Triangle, investigating community-led regeneration by mobilising
local knowledge and by acting as a force multiplier. Through a
multilayered programme of events and collaborations the Civic
University explored and initiated new types for community spaces
leading towards a series of proposals to increase the capacity for
community-led regeneration in the Wembley Triangle, a strategic
area critical to the wider regeneration of Wembley,
The University is led by ten first year students from
Architectural Design Studio 3 run by public works with Francesco
Sebregondi, at the Royal College of Art. Commissioned by Brent
Council the outcomes will be published through the Wembley Place
You can find the Civic University at:
Cottrell House, 53-63 Wembley Hill Road, HA9 8BU
15 minute walk away from Wembley Park (Metropolitan and Jubilee
10 minute walk from Wembley Central (Overground).
public works was one of the stops on a one-day cycle-tour by
students, staff and alumni from the University of the Arts
A curated adventure into the interior of sustainable and
resilient forms of creative practice. We will access studios and
project spaces in East London and learn from innovative
practitioners who are deploying their art and design training in
meeting the challenge of climate change'
Marsha Bradfield and Claire Heafford.
I very much enjoyed experimenting with an analog power point
presentation using objects and printed matter. Slighty messy but
worth while refining...
Thanks also to the Yard Theatre for letting us
use their stage.
public works will be hosting the fourth TERRA meeting. A two day
workshop taking place in Hackney Wick and at Abbey Gardens in Stratford.
We will be hosting app. 20 visitors from five different cultural
organisations. Guests will come from Spain, Italy, France and
Germany as part of TERRA, an adult learning exchange project. TERRA
focusses on the exchange of informal learning practices in order to
support local residents to become actively involved in making
improvements to their local areas.
To find out more you can view the TERRA website here. The
organisations who come to visit are: Land
Kunst Leben (Germany), Abbey De
Noirlac (France), Saline
De Royal (France), Citema (Italy), Fundacion Santa Maria La Real
Images above from the TERRA visit to Saline de Royal in France.
(left) The Saline de Royal Heritage site. (middle) A cheese
production cooperative producing the famous Compté cheese, (right)
a green bridge in the Saline de Royal garden.