17TH AUGUST 2015
Idea Store Whitechapel (Room: Lab 1a)
321 Whitechapel Road
A two-hour workshop led by Ann Rossiter and Marian Larragy will playfully involve the participants in following the path of these brave Irish women from XIX century until today.
18TH AUGUST 2015
17 Amhurst Terrace
Taking inspiration from the materials and themes of Richard DeDomenici’s intervention for the From East to the BARBICAN programme, this workshop invites Hackney residents of all ages to come together to build cardboard houses and tracing paper lanterns inspired by ideas of home, and tissue paper flowers to be incorporated into floral tributes to be displayed with Richard’s work at the Barbican.
Richard’s work The Death of Social Housing invites the public to come together to reflect on the issues and changes brought about by the lack of affordable housing in London and what this means for current residents and future generations, with this performative intervention in both public spaces across London and at the Barbican Centre also instigating discussions about who has access to and ownership of different types of public spaces and arts experiences. Taking inspiration from this, and from the workshop’s location of The Russet – a cafe and creative community space neighbouring Hackney Downs Studios and Evelyn Court housing estate – this free, family friendly workshop extends the opportunity for children, young people and adults to collaboratively explore ideas of private and communal spaces, opening up a space to create playful responses and meaningful connections. In creating personalised responses to a standardised paper design, participants are encouraged to think about the people and layers of history in these places, placing focus on the idea of not just houses but homes and the relationships between people and spaces.
Workshop led by Esther Carolin and Catherine Hall