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Spare Street

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Image: Andrew Dawes, Zoda Architects Ltd. Our mission is to establish Spare Street as a destination which celebrates and encourages Creative Enterprise and Artistic production in Southwark. A key part of this was Hotel Elephant naming this new street - which quite literally puts it on the map! – Reuben Powell, director, Hotel [...]

Motion 2: Here Comes Everybody

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Window Concert on Arnside Street, August 2012. Image: Nela Milic and syz.y.gy. People seemed to have disappeared from these council’s, developers’ and even arts’ projects on regeneration. So, I engaged with people by opening the ground floor window of the space I was working in. – Nela Milic syz.y.gy, a housing cooperative group off [...]

Heygate Heaven

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Heygate Heaven is a soundscape of the estate, intermixing the sounds of its streets and voices of former residents of Heygate Estate, alongside others including a former Southwark Council leader, an architect of the estate, the artist himself and academics. The piece was produced by Chris Wood during spring and summer 2012, recorded capturing the process [...]

400 Speeches

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400 Speeches poster ‘400 Speeches’ was a day of readings, conversations and performances by local artists and activists at the Heygate Estate in June 2013. Spoken word, singing and movement The programme included the first public screening of the documentary ‘Up the Elephant’, 2002, by Julie Speechley, which critically investigates the early [...]

Collecting Home: Cuming Museum artists-in-residence

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Collecting Home rotating display. People's Bureau photographic project in behind. Image credit: People's Bureau Artist Eva Sajovic and writer Sarah Butler were invited to be the inaugural artists-in-residence at the Cuming Museum. The residency was devised to act as a research, representation and communication platform, entitled Collecting Home. Notions of 'home' where explored and expanded through [...]

The People’s Bureau

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Skills Exchange Poster. Image credit: The People's Bureau. The People's Bureau is a space for exchange of skills and needs. It is based in a dedicated shopping cart at the Elephant&Castle shopping centre. The project’s aim is to create a pool of collective local knowledge through exchange, a supporting network of different [...]

Reading Workshop with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

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Reading session with Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, May 2015. Image credit: People's Bureau. A reading session and story-led walk conducted by Prof Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law and Theory at the University of Westminster. The event took place around the People's Bureau Shopping Cart installed on the first floor landing of Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre accross from Jenny's Cafe. My Corridors [...]

Going Home: The Odyssey

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The Odyssey, Nigel of Bermondsey. Image rights: Studio at the Elephant. Drawing inspiration from Sarah Butler and Eva Sajovic's residency at The Cuming Museum entitled Collecting Home, a processional event was devised by Vanessa Woolf and Nigel of Bermondsey around Elephant and Castle Roundabout on the theme Going Home. Woolf recounted a new version of The Odyssey whilst participants walked over, [...]

The People’s Bureau: Moose on the Loose

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Elephant and Castle Maypole. Image credit: The Peoples Bureau. People's Bureau were invited to be part of Moose on the Loose festival 2015 for a week-long artist residency. They installed their skills exchange cart to the Ground Floor space at London College of Communication, holding workshops and events. The residency culminated in a Maypole dance [...]

Handing Down The Memory Cloth

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Exhibition Poster. Image: WD+RU. Handing Down the Memory Cloth was launched by Women’s Design + Research Unit at London College of Communication […]