R-Urban

R-Urban London

TALK: Co-Producing the Makeshift

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Talk

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90 Main Yard
Wallis Road
London
E9 5LN

Temporary, improvised and vernacular, makeshift spatial interventions are an important alternative to the dominant production of urban spaces. They tend to be associated with collaborative and self-managed forms of organisation, a DIY design logic which questions hierarchies of expertise, and the de-commodification of space through commoning. Makeshift spaces, from warehouse occupations to public realm interventions, have played a key role in Hackney Wick's recent history. This Wick Session will consider this trajectory in relation to current local policy, as well as makeshift practices elsewhere.