Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.


Hackney Wick is a place transformed by the Olympics. What was once described as an unregulated landscape has been transformed by the Olympics into one of the most highly regulated landscapes possible. The changing characters of Hackney Wick have inspired the work of many artists, curators and commissioners. Hackney Wick Un-Regulated invites a selected number of practitioners who have worked with Hackney Wick across this phase of transformation to critically examine changes in motivation, praxis and outlook.

Speakers include Rowan Durrant (artist), Colin Priest (Studio Columba), Rebecca Whyte (Stour Space), Caitlin Elster (Muf architecture/art), Joanna Hughs (mother studios), Anna Harding from [Space], Joe Stillion (Electric Matchbox) and Mimi Mollica, (photographer via Skype).

Friday Session 47 will take place in Hackney Wick, Hosted by public works together with
Hilary Powell to form a contribution to her forthcoming book about the Olympics, published by Myrdle Court Press and launched in April 2012.

Hackney Wick Un-Regulated is part of a weekend of salons, discussions and round tables curated by Hilary Powell with book contributors and invited participants drawing out some of the issues within the book.

The session will be recorded and edited version will form a contribution to the book.
Places are limited and RSVP is necessary. You can do so -> here 
For more information on the other salons of the series click ->here 

Friday 30th September 2011
Electric Matchbox
92 White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN