Re-industrialisation and progressive urbanism

One day conference, 13th of June 2013

School of Architecture, Design and Environment, Plymouth University

Could urban re-industrialisation be seen as a method of increasing business effectiveness in the context of a politically stimulated ‘green economy’? Could it be seen as a nostalgic mutation of a creative-class concept, focused on 3D printing, ’boutique manufacturing’ and crafts? These two notions place urban re-industrialisation within the context of the current neoliberal economic regime and urban development based on property and land speculation. The key question for this conference is could urban re-industrialisation be imagined as a progressive socio-political and economical project, aiming to create an inclusive and democratic society based on cooperation and symbiosis that goes way beyond the current model of a neoliberal city?

Christina Norton of Industri[us]/Fluid will be one of the speakers at this one day conference in Plymouth University.

Further details on the symposium can be found here.



Friday Night is Gig Night at Industri[us]

Following on from the success of last weeks amazing Communicators gig, we are staging another great line up of bands this weekend at Canning Town.

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We open Friday evening from 4pm with our fabulous ‘Upcyclers’ displaying and selling their beautiful products, our exhibition ‘Uplifting Choices’ showcasing the very best of upcycling and sustainable design, wonderful food stalls, the fab Dorset Cider House crew offering incredible British Ale and Cider, and not forgetting out headliner ‘The Kings of the City’ and support acts from 7.30pm.  Check out their music now on SoundCloud.

It will be free to enter the site before 7pm with a request you pay a nominal fee of £2 after this time to support our project. OAPs and children under 12 will be free at all times.

There will be more live music on Saturday evening also with gates opening at 1pm that day.

Hope to see you there!

Cockney Museum’s Great Schedule of Events

Not everyone has the honour to shake the hand of a Royal but that’s just what you can do down at the Industri[us] site this summer! Come meet the longest reigning Pearly KingGeorge Major!














Here are just some of the wonderful things on offer by the Cockney Museum when they take up residence on the Industri[us] site on Saturday July 28th at 12 pm!

  • Children’s fairground rides Chair O Plane & “Toyset”
  • Balloon Tony
  • Sean Savage – Caricature artist to the stars
  • Your chance to appear in The Cockney Museum documentary
  • Stills photographer Mobi – have your photo taken with the longest reining Pearly King
  • Original secret recipe from original Victoria era Pie n mash stall – cater to the stars backstage
  • On site pub and other refreshments
  • Rossi Ice cream – one of if not the longest established UK ice cream manufactures
  • Meet the Worlds only authentic Pearly Kings & Queens families – only four families left in the UK
  • A walk down memory lane – precious Cockney artefacts’ and photo gallery
  • Live music from The Cockney Museum Band

Exciting times down at Canning Town

FORGET THE OLYMPICS… the real event in Newham this summer is Industri[us]

Industri[us] is a great example how people + hard work x enormous spirit and determination = amazing energy and change

With the help of our many, many wonderful supporters we are delighted to report that from July 20th we will be fully operational and looking amazing!


The brown site we were awarded in the Meanwhile London competition has been completely transformed.  Approaching Industri[us] from Canning Town Station or indeed from the Emirates Air Line Cable Car (just around the corner) you will be met with two beautifully landscaped open squares and the smell of delicious street food, courtesy of traders at Urban Feasts.

You can then marvel at the artistic talents of Rosetta Arts’ community art wall and the ROBOTS >>>> Canning Town Giant. You will be drawn to the beacon that is our Make/Shift Market and indulge in a little retail therapy, amazed at the alchemy some folks have to be able to make discarded material look so good. And all before you take the Ping Pong Challenge at our custom built pavilion.

There is something for everyone this summer at Industri[us]. Come and join in!

‘Meanwhile Uses’ – transforming brownfield sites with sustainable uses

 “Will temporary uses transform how we approach regeneration and development? Hear about how Meanwhile/Temporary uses for major sites in London’s Royal Docks are set to kick-start a better, sustainable, regeneration process.”

Kat Davis will be speaking at Ecobuild on Wednesday 21st March alongside other winners of last year’s Meanwhile London competition.

Panelists include:
– Clive Dutton, Chief Executive of Regeneration, London Borough of Newham
– Cany Ash, Caravanserai
– Deborah Armstrong, London Pleasure Gardens
– Peter Bishop, author of The Temporary City

The session takes place at the UBM (United Business Magazines, publisher of Property Week) Seminar Theatre located in Hall S6, Stand Number S1930. We hope to see you there!

Rework / Revalue

Industri[us] is a new initiative created with community members, designers and inventors in Newham and wider afield.

We have collected intelligent and like-minded groups and individuals to build a creative business hub where people can learn how to make and do, turning ‘waste’ material into valuable products for sale.

In early 2011, Industri[us] was a winning entry in the Meanwhile London competition run by Property Week in partnership with the Mayors of London and Newham.