R-Urban London


Assemble the carbonised plant regulated growing system

Join us on Saturday afternoon the 16th of March for the second and conclusive part of the the Carbonised Planter workshop with Charlie Seber.

Charlie has been experimenting at his home with plant regulated growing systems. These reduce the need for watering and weeding and significantly increase the yield. This workshop will extend the experiment to Hackney Wick and will embrace techniques from the far east.

In the last workshop architect Takeshi Hayatsu introduced the Japanese method of timber scorching: a vernacular treatment developed long before paint systems, and still used in Japan today. The charred timber will both clad the planter and reference Charlie's ongoing carbon experiments.

Over the last week we have prepared the planter and it is now ready for easy assembly. Join us for a concluding workshop to set up the planter at the Cre8 Centre in Hackney Wick.

No previous building experience is required.

The workshop is part of 'Experiments in Household Knowledge' - a series of collaborations with East London ecological and environmental innovators. The project will explore and showcase unusual and inventive ways of making and experimenting. From new gardening techniques to alternative forms of energy production or innovative recycling methods, we'll be sharing a range of unique and often self-taught skills through walks, talks and hands-on workshops.

'Experiments in Household Knowledge' is a Public Works project commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation anticipating the opening of the new North Park Hub building in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the summer of 2013. The project is also supported by R-urban, a two year long project establishing practices and networks of urban resilience.

The workshop will be hosted at the Cre8 Centre in Hackney Wick, who are in the midst of planning the Cre8 Arc, an ambitious self build eco-construction, which will be built re-using materials from the Olympic site.

Cre8 -The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, London E9 5JH

16th March 2013 – 3pm.

Places for this workshop are limited and RSVP is essential.
To confirm a place email mail@household-knowledge.net