90 Main Yard
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.