Ex-straw-dinary Workshops at Here East

Education

This weekend Scale Rulers Megan and Andy ran a Straw-ctural Engineering workshop in Here East, Stratford to celebrate Open House weekend. They recruited participants of all ages to make their very own buildings, bridges and sculptures out of straws and paperclips and decorate them as they saw fit before placing their creations on our huge map of East London to help us crafterplan the Olympic Park area.

We were blown away by the imagination and creativity of the models, ranging from cosy straw cottages to sprawling sculptures!

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A Tree Come True

Education, Projects

After a delightful rainy weekend, a Tree Come True has finally been installed as part of Generation Pop-up!

Many thanks to all the students who took part in the build, expertly organised by The City Centre, our invaluable helpers from the fabulous Transitions.

The estates team at Broadgate have been unbelievably helpful, and we’re happy to have been able to reuse a spot of local site waste from SRM, too.

A Tree Come True will be up for your enjoying pleasure until the end of October, so enjoy it while you can!

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Past/Present/Future/Past

Projects

And so, the circle of life continues, and Past/Present/Future is now very much in the Past/Present/Future/Past for 2018. After a glorious summer in Clerkenwell, the Next Generation Design London team have disassembled the pavilion and stored it. However it may soon become Past/Present/Future/Past/Present, with it being readied for a new home (rumoured to be somewhere near here). Massive congratulations to the students and team for such a great project.

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Here it is in its winter hibernation storage unit. Until next year!

A Tree Come True!

Projects

Well done and thanks to all of those involved this weekend for the generation pop-up workshops. The culmination of the weekend saw the judges pick ‘A tree come true’ as the winning design so look out for a whole load of tubes and pipes coming to exchange square this September. Maybe even Mario and Luigi will show up…

Conflicts of an Urban Age

Education, Next Generation Design

We’re delighted to be showcasing Next Generation Design as part of an upcoming LSE Cities exhibition, at 8 Fitroy St.

This technically means that its an ‘inspirational solution, developed and implemented by individuals, local communities or organisations at grassroots level, that addresses challenges posed by rapid urban growth in London’. Phew.

More info available on the LSE Cities site here

 

Testing To The Tooth

Education

Al Dente Engineering happened, with 50+ budding mini material scientists helping test our pasta sections in bending and compression before adding to our pasta cityscape!

Buildings were built, pasta was tested. Here are some snaps…

…and here are some very preliminary tantalising results, with no explanation! What do they mean? Watch this space for a proper evaluation soon.

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