Picking up the pieces

Connecting makers and cultural producers


WICK ON WHEELS is a roaming production unit, which will travel across Hackney Wick & Fish Island and the surrounding areas. It will engage with local communities of East London to reuse, recycle, repair and re-make. It will explore and encourage direct, collective on site production using existing local materials, resources and skills.

As part of the London Architecture Festival 2012 we will be holding a Wick Session entitled “Picking Up The Pieces”which will bring together makers and cultural producers from the Hackney Wick area who explore issues around, recycling, reuse, and the collective production of public situations. The session alongside the academic exposition Between the A12 and Lea River, will feature projects and practitioners which draw from the physical, cultural and creative resources of Hackney Wick and its proximity to produce inventive solutions. Highlighting ways of working and thinking which encourage a hands on and bottom up approach to making with results ranging from stools to temporary cultural spaces and everything in between. Speakers will give a short 5 minute introduction to their work followed by an open discussion.