Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.


workshop exploring the past and future imaginings ofHackneyWickand Fish Island

Sandwiched between a dual carriageway and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island have for some time been bastions of alternative living and working in the London.  
The onset of the development of the Olympic legacy has led many – including developers, local authorities, residents and the media - to speculate on the possible future of the area, leading to a cacophony of multiple, contradictory and even conflictive visions, with various different interests and desires being mapped onto the neighbourhoods...

Workshop Facilitators

Andreas Lang 
is an architect, and educator. He is a co-founder of London based practice Public Works which operates in between the fields of art, architecture and design. Public Works' projects explore how the urban public realm can be shaped by its users, through participation and co-production.

Mara Ferreri 
is an urban researcher interested in the potential of temporary art/activist practices in spaces of contested urban transformation. She completed her PhD thesis, titled 'Occupying Vacant Spaces: Precarious Politics of Temporary Urban Reuse', in the School of Geography at QMUL, where she is currently a post-doctoral research assistant.

Rhiannon Firth 
is post-doctoral research fellow at the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London. Her work focuses on alternative lifestyles, utopias, social movements and counter-culture and the relationship to politics, participation and social change

Venue: Stour space 7 roach road, hackney wick, london, e3 2pa 
Booking: The event is free but places are limited, please book your seat here