R-Urban London



Yesterday Hackney Wick witnessed a guerilla workshop in the form of a small [but expanding] group of local residents, deploying a workshop space from the back of the Wick On Wheels milk float. Between the hours of one and four thirty in the evening we occupied a space on the roadside, adjacent to Station food and wine emporium. Those involved partook in the construction of a number of components key in extending the back of the milk float so as to provide a flexible space which will cater for a variety of activities which are in planning for the months ahead.

Whilst some of us worked on harvesting and processing sheet aluminum from the beer cans we have already collected, others continued building the prototype lightweight panel, which will constitute one of 8 duplicate pieces. Others constructed timber boxes from reclaimed timber pallets donated to us by Central Books. These were later located in prominent positions with heavy footfall around the Hackney Wick area. The purpose in doing this is in to provide boxes for local people to bring their uncrushed aluminum beer cans, which we will process and incorporate into our build.

David, [the nomadic man] even found a use for our waste [that’s using the waste product of a waste product]. He makes musical instruments from waste materials and began crushing down the left over can bottoms to begin making a tambourine. Big thanks to Lucy, Susie and David for spending the day with us and also to everyone else who stopped to chat… the day was great fun.

Enjoy the pictures and maybe see you next week for the next one...