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IN CONVERSATION | PHOTOGRAPHER- KELEENNA

06.04.20


“Photography is like a language that allows me to express things and document things.” – Keleenna

By profession, he is an investment banker but has worked towards a career in photography over the last few years. He is inspired by both British and African culture and uses photography as a way to document, take mental notes, and tell a story; consistently taking and storing visuals that he encounters. With a strong economics background, he uses this to his advantage as he believes there is a creative element to it as you are consistently trying to solve and understand abstract answers. He has a strong focus on street photography and also engages with fine-art works too. 



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IN CONVERSATION | PAINTER – PEN DALTON

01.04.20


“I would be happy to pay twice as much what I pay for my studio if it meant a younger artist could stay in London and pay less and make it more affordable for them. “

-Pen Dalton

Pen has worked in the arts all her life; creating her own works and teaching at universities. She took early retirement and decided to leave the lecturing and academia behind her so she could focus on her own artwork. She is deeply interested in contemporary art and has a particular interest in the concept of “Late Style” – looking at artists who, as they’ve gotten older, have developed a whole new style. She noticed that her work had completely changed over the years and has decided that she is going to embrace the paradigm of practice – the practice in which most art history has been written about – painting. Whilst she has explored a variety of mediums, she now tends to stick to paint, however, not always using a brush.



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DEFINE | GENTRIFICATION

28.02.20

noun

The process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste.

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TED TALK | CATHERINE MOHR: THE TRADEOFFS OF BUILDING GREEN

25.02.20

An interesting perspective from Catherine Mohr 10 years ago about building green… If this level of sustainable design was achieved in 2010, then we can expect big things from 2020 and beyond.

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EXHIBITION WATCH | BACK SIDE – DOS A LA MODE, PARIS

21.02.20

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FIND A SPACE, LEAVE YOUR MARK

18.02.20

“Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.” – Ellen Lupton

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MATERIALS POST | RECLAIMED LONDON STOCK BRICKS

14.02.20

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IN CONVERSATION | MUSICIAN – SOMECALLMEWALE

11.02.20

“I also think it could be helpful if the developer has an interest in music, they don’t have to be a musician themselves, but if they have an interest then it could help the conversation.”

– Somecallmewale

Wale is currently a student at Warwick University where he is studying Management in Business, but he is also establishing himself as a musician, as his songs currently feature on platforms such as Spotify. He has always possessed a natural ability to be creative and from a young age was intrigued by experimenting and recreating music which he has now turned into a career goal for himself since 2014 when he first started releasing music. 

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WHAT'S IN STORE FOR LONDON?

07.02.20

With Brexit confirmed and the rapid growth in population in mind, it is estimated that London will become home to an extra 2 million people by 2050; bringing the total number of residents living within the city to 10.8 million! 

Of course, with the rise in population, there will be an influx in construction to match; incorporating London as a leading city when considering large regeneration projects within Europe. It has been stated that there will be an additional 500 new tall buildings within Greater London, of which half of those will be within East London specifically; a welcome choice as Crossrail’s new Elizabeth Line will ensure a more fluid transition between East and West London. 

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TATE MODERN | KARA WALKER'S TURBINE HALL INSTALLATION

03.02.20

It was great to see Kara Walker’s unique fountain design at the far end of the Turbine Hall in the Tate Modern. Widely recognised for her contemporary and provocative designs, her work creates a visual representation and opens a conversation around important topics such as sexuality, race, gender and violence.

This piece titled Fons Americanus is an innovative depiction of the story of the African diaspora and has been created with the intention to cause the viewer to think about what is remembered and forgotten in public monuments.

At 13 metres tall, this piece really stands out and fuses what is usually a relaxing structural piece with a strong portrayal of a reality which once was.