Delighted to be starting WICK ON WHEELS, a new project for Hackney Wick and Fish Island.
WICK ON WHEELS is a roaming production unit, which will travel across Hackney Wick (East London) and its surrounding areas. It will intensively engage with Local communities to reuse, recycle, repair and re-make. It will explore and encourage direct, collective on site production using existing local materials, resources and skills. Production will focus on three areas in particular: Narrative products, direct interventions on vacant sites and harvest maps.
WOW is a pilot project for a mobile recycling unit, which connects the three ecological principals (recycling, re-use and repair) with local cultural and collective production of artefacts and spaces. The pilot project is part of r-urban, a European partnership project with AAA, Paris (www.urbantactics.org) which aims to establish participatory strategies for urban resilience. www.r-urban.net