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Stuttgart Brutalism

As part of Sue Barr’s amazing exhibition of photographs Concrete Poetry / Brutalism in Stuttgart at Hartmann Projects – among them community centres, housing, churches, schools and colleges – here’s a piece of my accompanying text, handwritten for the gallery.

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Draw Hope pavilion

The Draw Hope pavilion has grown in the last two weeks into an amazing shared public artwork, a document of drawing and writing by (mainly) people in Chatham, where the pavilion, by Bob and Roberta Smith, is based and many visitors to the Estuary festival. Six Medway artists – Wendy Daws, Lalita Bailey, Hannah Whittaker, Liz Bylett, Christopher Sacre and me – ran workshops during the festival, which runs until 13 June.


Updating site: work in progress!

That’s it really, the new version will be here soon.


Rendezvous Projects books in Radical History of Hackney

Our projects Lightboxes and Lettering, on the print industry in east London, and Sweet Harmony, on rave culture in Walthamstow, have been cited in the Radical History of Hackney site – see more here:

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Sweet Harmony: Radio, Rave & Waltham Forest, 1989-1994

More from Rendezvous Projects, Sweet Harmony, run by Katherine Green and Lucy Harrison, maps dance radio stations, record shops, businesses and venues across the borough. This is a very under-studied period of music culture and the project was set up with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund.


With oral history interviews, now available at LB Waltham Forest Archives and Vestry House, Sweet Harmony has published a project book with a series of playlists via QR codes to enjoy while reading!


Our online exhibition on print

Lightboxes + Lettering has gone online with the show at Bow Arts – we’re still here so take a look. We had to close early due to CoVid but wanted to ensure people could still visit.

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Re: Review

This is the version of my article published in Architecture and Culture, Looking Back Again and Forward Re: Review and Reconstruction in Writing and Architecture, Architecture and Culture, now in the RCA research repository.

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Re: Re: Re: and ra ra ra

A small hooray I’m allowing – every little helps, non? – for my article
Looking Back Again and Forward
Re: Review and Reconstruction in Writing and Architecture’
in Architecture and Culture, which you can read here:

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The Wrong Tools

This great potential phrase for a title came up last week in a fruitful discussion with Stamatis Zografos, who I am very pleased to be working with on the next stage of the UCL Trellis 2 project. We’re talking about what to propose for our take on the project, based around the new UCL East campus in Stratford.

We’re looking at a ideas around exchange and creative destruction, card games and disruption and relics, gentrification and regeneration (of course) and spaces of intimacy and forgetting. Which tells you a lot without giving anything away! Whether or not ‘the wrong tools’ ends up being used, we started a good conversation and a good collaboration.

You can access Stamatis’s book, Architecture and Fire here, available for download.