Archive for June 19, 2015

Hackney Wick Connected Communities Festival 26th -29th June

This weekend the Hackney Wick Connected Communities Festival brings together a series of linked events celebrating both the 10th Anniversary of the AHRC and the London Festival of Architecture.

The event kicks off with an opening  of exhibition and launch of Hydrocitizenship project work in progress at The Hub 67, to be followed by the start of a 3 day art installation project DEN-City by local artist Rebecca Feiner at Forman’s Yard, Fish Island Riviera. A Wick Sessions debate on Community Land Trusts will be held by Publicworks at Stour Space, and a screening of The Long Good Friday, just re-released will be followed by guest speakers at the Prompt Gallery.

Over the weekend 27 & 28 June, exhibitions and DEN-City installation continue, and Hackney WickED Open Studios will feature over 20 local artists, with a further exhibition on Live-Work design at the See Studio. The Festival is organised by the Lee Valley Hydrocitizenship Connected Communities team and builds on previous Cultural Planning, Work Home Design and ICE SAV Connected Communities projects.

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Stories of Change Project Events As Part of the Connected Communities Festival

Members of the Stories of Change team have been awarded funds recently to put on two programmes of events in the AHRC’s Connected Communities festival.

Under the ‘Demanding Times’ (energy policy) strand of the project, Bradon Smith is leading work with a group of young Londoners to devise and record interviews with key players in energy policy. It extends our work on the project that seeks to get more voices heard in energy debates and to ‘loosen the topic up a bit’. More background, and outlines of the training and pilot for this work are here: New interviews and images gathered by the young Londoners will appear here over the next two to three weeks.

The Stories of Change ‘Future Works’ (energy in industry) strand’s Renata Tyszczuk and Julia Udall are hosting ‘One Great Workshop’ that works with  manufacturing apprentices in Sheffield, photographer Tim Mitchell and gallery Bloc Projects to explore energy in industrial making:

Soundwaves: Oral History, Activism and Community Radio in St Ives

Soundwaves is a weekend of conversations and creation that will discuss community heritage, legacy and oral history, sound art and community radio. How do narratives of the past relate to communities today?  How can these stories be used to create a vision for future communities?

This event  is a part of the Connected Communities Festival and will bring people together at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, on Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 June, for a weekend of discussion with invited speakers and opportunities to have hands on experience using oral history to make a short radio broadcast.

Soundwaves aims to connect communities from the past with those in the present through story and voice, to create alternative narratives of place, highlighting current concerns and framing future actions.

The event is free and includes lunch on each day and refreshments. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements – email

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