Posts tagged ‘Urban’

October 19, 2012

The Duet of the Body and the City

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These photos are from the above named practical workshop, run by Beatrice Jarvis & Dr Bob Jarvis, exploring the city as stimulus and studio which was run as part of  UrbanPhotoFest.   Investigating how can the body become a reflective mechanism for the experience of the body in the city? How far can the city be shaped and moulded by the actions and reactions of the body?

The workshop explored how photography and choreography can be used as tools to map and interact with the activity of the city. Working from a series of choreographic scores; we explored 3 sites around Truman’s Brewery and formed a short series of interventions and spatial reflections forming a series of photographic works collaboratively and individually. The session brought together photographers, sociologists, choreographers, architects, town planners, artists, film makers and those with a keen interest for urban space investigation for a reflective, active and constructive series of actions and dialogs.  Urban space effectively became a live laboratory during this workshop to play, discover and create.

There were 10 participants on the course and we each had to submit 24 photos so 10 people | 10 stories | one route.  This is my submission – I am trying to move between observer and participant in the experience.  I wonder if it shows in the photos?

The city is choreography of life and it can be used as resource for artistic practice; it can form a productive and substantial input for the creative mind. The motifs of human form repeat on the streets, to be observed, interpreted, or simply left in their flux. Crescendos and diminuendos of the bustling street rise and fall with the breath of the city, a living organism, which one can walk upon, in, beside and amongst.


August 27, 2011

Peace n Love….carnival time.

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Notting Hill Carnival (1998).

August 17, 2011

Word on the streets of Battersea…a week later #LondonRiots

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April 30, 2011

Street Party….Deptford Style

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Deptford Street Party @ the Deptford Project – 29 April 2011.

Tea dancing, live music, the Deptford photo archive, market stalls and street theatre organised by Tá Na Deptford.

April 26, 2011

Parks project continues…

Such an amazingly sunny Easter weekend with weather warmer than the Mediterranean (and its only April!)  It seemed fitting to get back into my parks project after a short hiatus.  These are some of the images from the weekend.

If you haven’t already done so please sign and forward the petition to save Southwark Park…..remember London needs its parks!

Also just heard Hammersmith & Fulham have introduced a charge of £350 a year to fitness trainers who wish to use its parks……….totally outrageous!  Shouldn’t parks be free to the public?  You can read more here.

April 22, 2011

Earth Day_Urban Nature

Urban Nature (2011).

March 27, 2011

…….to that! #March26

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March 27, 2011

From this………#March26

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March 27, 2011

26 March Against Cuts

March 6, 2011

Badminton Awards for Muslim Women

A couple of images I quite like from an event celebrating the success of the 24 women who qualified as Badminton Coaches through the free Badminton Coach Training provided by the Muslim Women’s Collective and Newlon Fusion in partnership with Badminton England and GLL. The ceremony, in Stepney,  was attended by guest speaker, Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets.