An investigation into the spatial politics of Swedish housing waiting lists. Part of the interview process for the position of post-doctoral researcher at UmArts, the Research Centre for Architecture, Design and the Arts at Umeå University.
Completed an artist and activist led PhD that investigates the role of government databases within urban regeneration schemes. see Database (e)State.
Presentation of my Database (e)State project at the Royal College of Art as part of their Design department PhD seminar series.
Who: Streatham Constituency Labour Party kindly invited me to be part of this panel. Venue: Jubilee Hall Community Centre. Medora Road, Tulse Hill. SW2 2LX
The Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam are launching this book that I contributed an essay to - read more…
I’ll be discussing my artist and activist-led Database (e)State project that investigates the ways that Lambeth Council produces data about council estates (such as Cressingham Gardens where I live) and then makes decisions to demolish homes against residents wishes. https://northeastofnorth.com/event/rect-social-change-art-technology
Where: Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade, London, SW2 1PX
I will be part of this panel discussion & Q&A. Chaired by social issues filmmaker Tom Cordell. Guest Speakers include: Jamie Burton, public interest lawyer;Clavia Chambers, Housing Spokesperson; Tom Keene, Save Cressingham Gardens campaigner and PhD researcher;Kate Macintosh, retired architect;Simon Hannah, trade unionist with Lambeth UNISON;Tom Cordell, Film-maker and writer. details here.
On a panel at this event that brings together activists, community organisations and researchers that have been involved and/or have studied resistance to social housing demolition in London and diverse forms of community-led strategies for taking control of regeneration processes.
Location: Gibbs Green Hall, Dieppe Close, London, W149NN. details here.
I have been invited to speak at this exhibition along with activist groups Focus E15, Southwark Notes, and Achilles St Campaign to share tactics, experiences, and possible futures. The event will be held on Saturday 8th June at Four Corners which is a learning, production and exhibition centre for film and photography. Address: 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0QN.
I have been invited to speak, as a representative of Cressingham Gardens Estate, at this chaired discussion. I will be joining residents from Central Hill and Westbury estates. The event is a fringe meeting to the Labour London Regional Conference and will be held at The West Indian Cultural Centre, N8ODD.
Invited by the campaign group, Architects for Social Housing, to talk at this event held at Studio 1 / Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin.
Concret Soldiers have released a handbook for fighting urban regeneration titled “INSPIRE 2 RESIST” (download). They kindly used some content from my “Regen Cheat Sheet” which is great to see distributed more widely.
Presenting Database e(State) at this two day event. Artists, activists, community groups, curators, students, academics, and funders share practice, showcase work, and explore what it means to be making art through social engagement right now.
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Running a workshop 22 May 2018: “How to save a home: Artist/Activist/Research of local authority housing databases and their role in urban regeneration”.
Data Justice is an international conference exploring research on, and practices of, social justice in an age of datafication. Host: Data Justice Lab, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
2019 winner in Postgraduate Researcher category for my project Database Estate, an intensely collaborative, cross-disciplinary campaign to save Cressingham Gardens Estate in South West London.
Part of a panel discussion titled “Post Grenfell housing struggles” along with Izzy Koksal (Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth), Beverley Robinson (Aylesbury Leaseholders Action Group), Katie Beswick (Lecturer in Drama University of Exeter), Owen Hatherley (writer and journalist). Organised by Ana Vilenica of London South Bank University.
I was invited to be part of this panel consisting of artists and activists who are campaigning against the demolition of homes and social cleansing of communities.
Running still at this festival. Delightful methods for DIY essential oil stilling from local flora.
Led by Anna Dumitriu and Tom Keene with Alex May. In this two-day workshop participants built and calibrated their own iPhone compatible/connectable Galvanic Skin Response Sensors (GSR) to record subtle changes in their emotional arousal.
A screening of the edited highlights of Sams films and an introduction by the man himself.
An edit of ‘Sam the wheels’ films shown at the Urban Green @ 3pm in the Solar Cinema.
“People Signs & Resistance: On the front line” at the 198 Gallery in Brixton.
A launch of the ‘Sam The Wheels’ publication. We will be having a Brixton themed poetry slam hosted by Michael Ryan. To register your interest in participating email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening with Sam 2009. Clovis Salmon AKA Sam the Wheels has seen many wonderful things through his camera come and join writer Michael McMillan for an evening of relaxed conversation and music with Sam and friends.
With more government control over our lives and our means to express ourselves politically, where are the new spaces of resistance? A round table discussion at the 198 Gallery where artists, writers, young people and political activists come together to discuss this issue.