An exhibition on the informal sharing economy of Hackney Wick & Fish Island
As the warehouses and studios on Wallis Road are facing demolition as part of London Legacy Development Corporation’s redevelopment plans, UCL researchers in partnership with local organisations Creative Wick and Affordable Wick have been exploring an aspect of life in HWFI that still makes this place unique in London - the informal sharing economy. Their findings are now the subject of a group exhibition in Things warehouse in Hackney Wick.
The project illustrates how informal trading of advice, expertise, tools, food and materials, as well as construction, design and child-minding skills boosts the community’s creativity and resilience. The secret to its success lies in how its residents support each other and collaboratively come up with creative and innovative ways of working and living together.
Painting Connections is a multi-media exhibition by local artists Ansell Cizic, Marie Brenneis and Natalie Ryde, who have created provocations on the sharing ecosystem that is kept alive by, and supports, the creative community of HWFI. Audiences are invited to contribute to the ongoing research and share their views.
Painting Connections is part of Crossovers and Hackney WickED Open Studios weekend, and is supported by Creative Wick and its Director Will Chamberlain. The UCL research project is funded through UCL Grand Challenges and a collaboration between the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick), the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (Hannah Sender), the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (Dr Emma Terama), and The Bartlett School of Architecture (Carina Schneider).
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