Wick Zine #5

Wick Zine #5 launches at Art Moves

We launched our fith Wick Zine at the Art Moves exhibition on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Wick Zine #5 presents a series of responses to questions raised in R-Urban's Wick Session no.19 ‘Values of Temporary Use’ (co-organised with Mara Ferreri) and no.20 ‘Co-producing The Makeshift’ (with isaac Marrero-Guillamon, and including a walk led by Richard Brown).

You can download a pdf copy here

WICK SESSION NO.20
THE MAKESHIFT CITY
Isaac Marrero-Guillamón

WICK SESSION NO.19
THE COMPETING VALUES OF TEMPORARY USE
Mara Ferreri

WICK SESSION NO.20 - REVIEW
C0-PRODUCING THE MAKESHIFT: A REVIEW
Shane Boothby and Toby Austin Locke

WICK SESSION NO.20 - WALK
A TOUR OF THE MAKESHIFT SPACES OF HACKNEY WICK
public works with Isaac Marrero-Guillamón

WICK SESSION NO.20 - RESPONSE
THE MAKESHIFT CITY AS POLITICAL PROJECT
Shane Boothby

WICK SESSION NO.20 RESPONSE
PLAYING WITH THE POSSIBLE
Toby Austin Locke

Art Moves

Wick on Wheels wil be taking part in the Art Moves exhibtion on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 20th & 21st of September 2014

'The Art Moves exhibition will showcase the very best of mobile architecture and design as part of Open House London weekend. ... Bringing together artists from across Europe to discuss their portable practices and explore how mobile art projects have contributed to communities and regeneration schemes across the world.

A free film and talks programme will compliment the event, screening famous artists' films such as Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead which toured the United States, and a talk from internationally renowned art collective N55 from Copenhagen.'

R-urban will house a mini exhibition on the back of Wick on Wheels of mobile urban projects which deal with sustainabilty.

In addition we will be hosting a Wick Session at the show on Saturday the 20th. Times and speakers to be confirmed shortly.

R-urban Wick at Hackney Wicked

The Pros and Cons of ‘Pop-up’ Culture - a review

Voist wrote a review of Wick Session No19: Values of Temporary Use

Read it here: www.voist.co.uk

TOOLS FOR EAST LONDON - HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR A TOOL LIBRARY

TOOLS FOR EAST LONDON

We are excited to launch our first ever crowd funding campaign to set up a Tool Lending Library in East London. Please help spread the word and donate if you can - no contribution is too small ... or big.

The tool lending library will provide easy and affordable access to a wide range of good quality tools. It builds on the local lending ethos which is already strong and helps us establish an active support network for makers in the area. The system is simple: A small monthly fee will allow members to borrow tools and have an active say in what tools will be stocked and how the library will be run.

We have done our research which you can check out on our website. More info is also available on the Indiegogo page.

The R-Urban Wick Tool Library will be the first in London and one of the first of its kind in the UK. It will do a lot of things:

- stock, lend and maintain tools

- the 'tool pool' will connect makers to exchange tools and expertise directly between themselves

- recirculate used tools which have become surplus in the construction industry

- offer a venue to host talks and workshops around making to share skills and knowledge

We need your help to get this new and exciting facility off the ground!

WHO GIVES WILL ALSO RECEIVE - THE PERKS!

We have a wide range of perks to reward your generousity. Perks start from your name being inscribed on the 'Supporters Wall of Fame' and/or having a tool named in your honour. Monthly or annual memberships for the tool library, a collection of public works, R-Urban Wick publication and a special series of hand made P£ANK Furniture designed and built by our team and a special tour of Hackney Wick on our Wick on Wheels Milk Float.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Apart from donations we mainly need your help in setting up a community of like minded who want to be involved with the Tool Library.

It would be fantastic if you could help spread the word by simply clicking the Facebook and Twitter links on our Indiegogo page.

We leave you with a picture from the Berkley Tool Lending Library which started in a small caravan and has since grown into a successful public resource.

Tools for East London - Help us raise funds for a Tool Lending Library

TOOLS FOR EAST LONDON
We are excited to launch our first ever crowd funding campaign to set up a Tool Lending Library in East London. Please help spread the word and donate if you can - no contribution is too small ... or big.

The tool lending library will provide easy and affordable access to a wide range of good quality tools. It builds on the local lending ethos which is already strong and helps us establish an active support network for makers in the area. The system is simple: A small monthly fee will allow members to borrow tools and have an active say in what tools will be stocked and how the library will be run.
We have done our research which you can check out on our website. More info is also available on the Indiegogo page.

The R-Urban Wick Tool Library will be the first in London and one of the first of its kind in the UK. It will do a lot of things:
- stock, lend and maintain tools
- the 'tool pool' will connect makers to exchange tools and expertise directly between themselves
- recirculate used tools which have become surplus in the construction industry
- offer a venue to host talks and workshops around making to share skills and knowledge

We need your help to get this new and exciting facility off the ground!

WHO GIVES WILL ALSO RECEIVE - THE PERKS!
We have a wide range of perks to reward your generousity. Perks start from your name being inscribed on the 'Supporters Wall of Fame' and/or having a tool named in your honour. Monthly or annual memberships for the tool library, a collection of public works, R-Urban Wick publication and a special series of hand made P£ANK Furniture designed and built by our team and a special tour of Hackney Wick on our Wick on Wheels Milk Float.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Apart from donations we mainly need your help in setting up a community of like minded who want to be involved with the Tool Library.
It would be fantastic if you could help spread the word by simply clicking the Facebook and Twitter links on our Indiegogo page.

We leave you with a picture (above) of the Berkley Tool Lending Library in California which started in a small caravan and has since grown into a successful public resource.

Help and support our Tool Lending Library Campaign.

HELP AND SUPPORT THE R-URBAN WICK TOOL LENDING LIBRARY CAMPAIGN.

You can donate to the R-Urban Tool Lending Library by visiting our crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo. Besides financial contributions you can play a vital role by sharing and promoting our links on FACEBOOK, TWITTER and all other social networks, blogs and websites.

We are raising money to set up a tool lending library in East London which provides easy and affordable access to a wide range of good quality tools. We want to promote a culture of sharing and establish an active support network of makers. A small monthly fee will allow members to borrow tools and have an active say in what tools will be stocked and how the library will be run.

The R-Urban Wick Tool Library will be the first in London and one of the first of its kind in the UK. It will:
- stock, lend and maintain tools
- pool makers to exchange tools and expertise directly between themselves
- recirculate used tools which have become surplus in the construction industry
- offer a venue to host talks and workshops around making to share skills and knowledge

The tool library will be set up by public works, as not for profit organisation working as part of the European R-Urban network, under the local R-Urban Wick project.

Click here to find out more

Open Access workshops - a list, a map and a network

Following on from the last Wick Session on open workshop, Maria from the Black Horse Workshop organised a first meeting of OWL - Open Workshops London. Owl is a monthly (or so) gathering of the people behind workspaces across London to share experiences and contemplate joint actions or initiatives.

We spent a bit of time putting map of Open Workshops together a list of version of the same content can be seen here. Let us know if we missed anything important or if you would like to be included.

The map and list is an extension of Martin Dittus' list of open workshops in London which you can find here

Hackney Wick Take Back

DIY - V&A Hackney Wick Takeback - Saturday 5th April 2014, noon till late, Swan Wharf

Who?
You, Hackney Wick artists, performers, musicians, etc...

What?
The DIY - V&A Hackney Wick Takeback !

Why?
By popular grassroots demand, in response to the success of the Hackney Wick Takeover night at the V&A. No other community invited to the V&A has ever said thank you very much, and then gone on mass to bring that spirit back home and with our good times Hackney Wick trademark.

How long is on for?
For one special day only.

How do I get involved?
Come along with your ready to go idea. If you weren't selected for the V&A - nowʼs your chance to be part of the DIY Hackney Wick Takeback. As well as the 26 projects from the V&A night, we will try and accommodate as many artists as the space permits.

What shall I bring?
Leave your CV at home, but do bring your great idea, your enthusiasm, adaptability, spirit of collaboration and sense of humour.

Whatʼs the curation policy?
This is hardcore DIY remember, so we need savvy self organising artists, who will be ready to show up, set up, and source their own equipment for the day.

When & where do I come to get my space?
Wednesday 26th March - Swan Wharf, Dace Road, Fish Island, Hackney Wick E3 2NQ
TIME: 6.30pm prompt. If you can't make it send someone on your behalf. The spaces are approximately based on a car park space and away you go.

Lets talk money?
Simple - we abolished it. This is strictly a DIY artists response. Our own economy of creativity and collaboration to make something happen. What you see is being given for free, time, buildings, posters, advice, contacts, equipment, bartering & lending, so be nice to everyone, that costs nothing (and help out where you can!).

If I get a space, when is the DIY - V&A Hackney Wick Takeback scheduled for?
Saturday April 5th 2014

Times?
SET UP TIMES: Noon on Friday 4th April until 10am Saturday 5th April
EVENT TIMES: Noon on Saturday 5th April until late

Venue?
Swan Wharf, 60 Dace Road, Fish Island, Hackney Wick E3 2NQ
We have the courtyard, ground floor, first floor and if we need it the second floor too.
Check out images of the venue here: http://swanwharfproject.co.uk

Why such short notice?
a) It coincides with the grand opening of the Olympic Park to increase footfall
b) to be as close as possible to the V&A Takeover date to capitalise on the creative juices unleashed by that event
c) this is when Swan Wharf is available to us

Who's in charge?
Rebecca Feiner, a local artist, haunting Hackney Wick for the past seven years.
In collaborating with as many Hackney Wickers as possible we are going to make the DIY – V&A Hackney Wick Takeback happen and have fun!
Hackney WickED are just assisting to round up artists and help out where we can – if you would like to help manage the event please let Rebecca know (cc'd).

Please reply to Rebecca with YES in the title - rebecca_feiner@hotmail.com - to let her know you would like to get involved so we can get an idea of numbers before meeting on 26th March to book our spaces in.