Wick Curiosity Shop

Notes from the Temporary City - One year on.





The White Building
Unit 7, Queens Yard
White Post Lane
E9 5EN

In 2014 Mara Ferreri and Andreas Lang embarked on a year-long investigation of the multiple and contradictory values of temporary projects and spaces in Hackney Wick and Fish Island. The resulting collection of notes, interviews, observations, maps and photographs formed the basis of our co-authored book Notes from the Temporary City: Hackney Wick and Fish Island 2014-2015. In it, we raised questions about a temporary city in the making and discussed cultural capital, the language of policy and planning, the paradoxes of temporariness and the pop-up disquiet felt by many residents and practitioners as the post-Olympic redevelopment plans began affecting the neighbourhood.

On Friday 2nd December at 7pm for the first time we will be presenting the book in Hackney Wick. Beyond discussing the themes of the book, we would like the event to open up a space to reflect on temporariness and how the area has transformed since the end of our project. Joining us on the evening will be Bean, co-founder of the formerly Hackney Wick-based ]Performance Space[, Isaac Marrero-Guillamón, co-editor of The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London`s Olympic State.

The NOTES FROM THE TEMPORARY CITY book can be downloaded here.
A hard copy of the book can be purchased here.