…constructing the Festival of Upcycling
…more images to follow soon!
… and invited a few friends to visit.
We had a great weekend opening the site up to the public. We cannot praise Urban Feasts‘ delicious food traders enough for all the wonderful goodies and good temper given the inclement weather, and not forgetting are marvellous upcyclers f-a-c-e who were on hand all weekend.
We greatly appreciate all the locals and those who came from further a field that came to visit. It was great to be able to point to the base of the structure that’s going to be our Make/Shift Market and venue, to get a sense of the space that will be our outdoor event space and of course admire the fantastic work Robots >>>> and Rosetta Art have done on site.
Most importantly it was great to see people enjoying the space!
We will be back on site presenting the Playful Ping Pong Pavillion and the postponed Paint your City… Events on July 7th and 8th from 11am – 4pm. Admission is free, we hope to see you there.
Industri[us] at Canning Town is getting up and running – we need you to get involved.
What we’ll be doing – the three parts of Industri[us]
On the Olympics Spectator Walking Route, Industri[us] is in a fantastic location – there will be an estimated 80,000 people en route to ExCeL passing the site in Canning Town each day during the 2012 Games.
Industri[us] will launch in Canning Town over the Jubilee Weekend at the beginning of June, with events also taking place at the end of June to tie in with the London Festival of Architecture Royal Docks ‘hub’ weekend. By the 2012 Games, Make/Shift will be in full operation on the Canning Town site.
Pre-launch events will start on site from late May, where you’ll be able to come try your ideas for events and activities out.
WE NEED YOU!
Industri[us] is looking for people to get involved. Right now, we are looking to grow our network of designer-makers who upcycle and want to take a stall at the Make/Shift market and/or a space at the Engine Room workshops. If this is you or someone you know (spread the word!), please get in touch.
If this is not you, but you like what you’ve read about Industri[us] and want to be part of it, don’t let that stop you e-mailing us too. We would love to hear from you!