2008 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
The inaugural TINAG Festival took place in Dalston, East London between 24-26 October 2008. The festival included over 40 events, spread across 12 venues. There were 97 contributors and 400 festival-goers attended across the 3 days.
A festival programme can be downloaded here:
LISTINGS BELOW ORGANISED BY VENUES:
CAFE OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL / 9:30-5:30pm
Laura Braun, Dalston Polaroids
A series of images produced over the course of the summer in 2006 in Dalston. The traces of daily life, observed and recorded through a Polaroid camera speak of Braun's solitary encounters with an area of East London.
David San Millian Del Rio, Passerby
Black and white photographs produced over the last 6 years on the streets of London. Taken with a concealed toy camera, the collection of portraits show passerby's lost in their thoughts and images that reveal the city to be a place of random encounters and contemplation.
Gesche Wuerfel, Tristan Fennel, David Kendall, A Line Is There To Be Broken
Photographs that scrutinise struggles between transformations of 'place' and 'space', examining shifting social policies, economic initiatives and development, and humankind's relationship to a changing climate. The images are studies of disruptions in 'everyday life' and the landscape.
Karolin Schnoor, Drawings
A series of drawings that explore the strangeness of people living in cities.
FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2008
10-12:30pm Murali Shanmugavelan, Emerging Opportunities For Inclusive Development Through New Media
Exclusion from the information society is increasingly seen as exclusion from social, economic and political activities. Inclusive public spaces (online and offline) are prerequisites for overall wellbeing of citizens. Via case studies, this session will look at how new media can include communities and why today’s social development should be seen from information order.
1-2pm Fiasal Rahman, Microfinance and The City
Microfinance and microcredit is reshaping social and economic fabrics of cities across the world. Learn more about the impacts from a leader.
2-3:30pm Sarah Butler, Writing The City: Regeneration And Literature
How might literature and community arts intersect with architecture, urban design, planning & development? Roundtable discussion on the role creative writers and creative writing can play in the process of regeneration and urban chance. Panel includes: Melanie Abrahams (Director, National Association of Literature Development), Sophie Hope (Writer and Researcher), Subhadassi (Poet), Inua Ellams (Spoken Word Artist).
4-5pm TINAG SEMINAR / DIY URBANISM, Influencing The City: The A to Z Of Getting Your Ideas Published
Published literature remains the cornerstone of cultural power and influence. Beyond the web, how do you take your idea of raw research from a concept and get it published and circulating? Young publishers present their own experiences and provide helpful insight into the publishing industry.
6pm meeting point / The Orphaned Land Trust, Guerrilla Garden Walk
An open house for guerrilla gardens - visiting sites and meeting hosts who have created new habitats, increasing the biodiversity in London. Discussion of guerrilla gardening - a political act related to land rights, when a community reclaims land from perceived neglect or misuse and assigns a new purpose to it.
SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2008
11 - 12:30pm Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre and Liz Obi, A Closer Look: Do You Remember Olive Morris?
An investigation into the extraordinary life of Olive Morris. Morris, who died at 27, was a Black Panther and founding member of influential organisations that continue to shaper inner city London. The discussion explores the opportunities and challenges of art practice entering other arenas - regeneration, politics, heritage and education. Speakers include Anna Collin (Curator, Gasworks) and Kelly Foster (Black Cultural Archives).
1-2:30 Les Braves Garcons d'Afrique, Le Mouvement des Indigenes de la Replublique, R.Style, and Mustafa Traore
Citizenship, Race and Diversity: London & Paris PART 1
Despite a distance between Paris and London being only 135 minutes, the approaches by their governments to citizenship, race and diversity are polars apart. Four organisations from the Parisian suburbs present their experiences of contemporary Paris and specifically the autumn of 2005.
3-5pm Dalston Creative Futures
Part of a series of meetings that aim to help arts and art organisations in Dalston engage with Olympics and the Cultural Olympiad. Hosted by the Arcola Theatre.
SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2008
10:30-12pm TINAG SEMINAR / DIY URBANISM, Influencing The City: The Art Of Making Space
There has been a proliferation in recent years of cultural and creative 'hubs' throughout Europe. Until recently such spaces were provided by governments. New models are now establishing themselves in cities. Young urbanists present their different experiences and new models for creating and running independent urban cultural & workspaces.
11-12:30pm TINAG SEMINAR / DIY URBANISM, Infuencing The City: Establishing Your Own Practice
Want to extend your role and capacity in shaping cities? Top tips on starting up your own organisation or company from fellow practioners that work in different urban based professions.
1-2:30pm Braves Garcons d'Afrique, Le Mouvement des Indigenes de la Replublique, R.Style, and Mustafa Traore
Citizenship, Race and Diversity: London & Paris PART 2
This event builds on Saturday's presentations. The policies of London and Paris are contrasted. Our visitors have asked that people come to the session with ideas and knowledge to share that could assist with their work in Paris.
3-5pm Indy Johar, Delusional Architecture
This presentation will highlight the latest 'delusional condition' within urbanism, specifically within the architectural field and its promoters. The session will call for architecture to wake up from its waste and address this unique moment of crisis and opportunity.
3-5pm Hilary Powell, Salon de Refuses Olympique
Exploring creative responses to the changing London 2012 Olympic site and surrounding regeneration zone. This manifestation of what began as the SPACE initiated 'Olympic Artists Forum' focuses on photographic work coupled with interventionalist strategies and eventful practices. ** Accompanied by cake made from the fruits of the Olympic fringe lands provided by Pudding Mill River.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, Wates House, 22 Gordan Street, WC1
FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2008 / 9:30-5:30PM
Louis Moreno, Creative Destruction: The Architecture Of Financial Crisis
Workshop for urban researchers, developing new perspectives on how finanical crisis relates to the production and representation of architecture and cities. Speakers include Peter Hall (UCL), Dariusz Wojicik (University of Oxford), Maria Kaika (University of Manchester), Max Nathan (UCL, Center For Cities), Andew Harris (UCL), Lawrence Webb (Kings College, London). ** Limited capacity. Registration required: email@example.com
THE ANGEL, Bermondsey Wall East, Rotherhithe, SE16
FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2008 / 7:30-9:30PM
Urban Mutations, Planning Big And Planning Small
Presentation and discussion on the problematics of planning for developments in settlements in Ghana and India. Specifically looking at human settlement issues faced in middle and low income countries. Urban Mutations believe that these will solicit a worthwhile response and ideas from a London based audience.
SPACE 1, 1 Abbott Street, Dalston E8 3DP
SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2008
1:30 - 2:30pm
Sara Evans, Bucharest: A Portrait
A series of static shots of Bucharest, which run alongside each other while young professionals Bucharestians talk about their feelings and experiences of the city, its recent history and their memories of the Communist regime.
Omair Barkatulla, Do Buy!
A documentary about Dubai the 'magnet city' focussing on the experiences of migrant workers. An analysis of the 'dream' of Dubai, revealing the gaps between myth and reality.
Matthew Gandy, Liquid City
A documentary that explores the complexity of water politics in Mumbai. A collaboration between academics and filmmakers in London and Mumbai, combining interviews with activists, engineers, local residents and other voices to paint a unique picture of this vibrant and fast changing city.
Joanna Zawieja, Imagine A House
A story of Victorian domesticity played out at 195 Mare Street, East London, where fallen women are trained in the art of homemaking and working class men are taught political consciousness. The film explores questions of assimilation in modern London.
3-5pm Winston Whitter, Save Our Heritage
A documentary that chronicles the battle to save the Four Aces Club - one of London's most influential music venues, situated in Dalston. ** Followed by a Q&A with Winston and a DIY URBANISM Workshop Legalities Of Organsing
SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2008
1:30 - 2:30 Same As Saturday
3-5pm Isola Art Centre, Isola Nostra
A documentary about self-organised collective Isola Art Centre in Milan, charting their battle to save a unique neighbourhood under threat by developers. ** Followed by a Q&A with Mara Ferreri, Isola Art Centre member
GUESTROOM, 108 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston E8 3DP
filmscreenings & discussions
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2008 / 7-11pm
Guestroom, Ways Of Living: A Film Screening In Epic Chapters
Screenings and discussions of films related to travel, migration, tourism, location and the wider concept of the journey. This edition will look at the uses and metaphors of the urban landscape.
SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2008 / 6:30-11pm
Dan Edelstyn, Kristina Miechinski, Optimistic Immigrants
An evening of films, music and discussion that explores the complexity and joys of migration and then settlement in new cities. Special focus on films by emerging eastern European filmmakers.
ASHWIN STREET, Dalston E8 / public
Site specific installation with multiple projections, inspired by research into moths and phototaxis.
Victoria Bean, One Year On
Images taken in New York one year after 11 September 2001, of drink bottles hidden in brown paper bags and left at doorsteps.
THE PRINT HOUSE, 18 Ashwin Street, Dalston E8 3DL / 11-6pm
Pamela Larocca In Collaboration, Garbagescapes: Garbage In, Gold Out
Groups of designers, architects and artists from 7 European cities explore under used sites in their cities. An exhibition of their research materials and propositions for a 'transgressive design approach' that could realise their potential. Rotterdam - Abita,Casciu, Rango / Paris - Berger & Berger, Building & Building / Rome-lAutilio, LaTorraca, Guaragna/ Milan - Annese, Torre, Izzo / Barcelona - CG International, Belfiore, Tranchese, Rossini / London-Kaud Design
Diane Ali, Defamiliraisation
A slideshow of photographs from different cities in the world. The images were made in response to words proposed by 26 international artists.
Natalia Skobeeva, Craig Edwards, Nick Smith, Para-Real
An exhibition of photographs that explore the relationship between the rural and the urban, migration, and public memorials.
UNDERGROUND BUNKER, Abbott Street, Dalston E8 3DP / 11-6pm
Ania Dabrowska, You And I In Flux and I Used To Skate On Frozen Lakes
Photographs that explore transnational identity. Portraits of migrants in locations around London symbolic of their belonging; and landscapes that relate to the stories of the portrait subjects as well as narrating a non-linear personal history.
GILLET SQUARE, Bradbury Street, Dalston N16 8JN
Cathy Ward, Wagon Train
Images from Ward's mobile food wagon archive, spanning a decade documenting a nations food habits in urban settings.
SATURDAY 25 OCTOBER 3pm The Mobile Institute, The Park Bench Reader: A London History
The literary capital? The capital of literature? Has any city been written about more than London? Bring a book from any discipline; psychology, art, engineering, history. Find a bench and read to your neighbour the pages where London life is revealed. ** Followed by a performance in the Vortex on Sunday 16 October, 11-12:30pm
THE VORTEX, 3 Bradbury Street, Dalston N16 8JN
SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER, 11am
Alex Haw, Surveiling Surveillance
A discussion between experts from a range of fields probing issues around surveillance, accompanied by a local CCTV mapping. Launch of CAM-SCAPE (COMMA) an online gaming platform for user generated 3D CCTV mapping of the UK. Speakers include: Peter Fry (Director CCTV User Group), Nic Groombridge (St Mary's College), Mark Simpkins (Online Activist and Artist), Paul Mackie (Compliance Director Camerawatch) and Manu Luksch (Artist).
THE FOUR CORNERS GALLERY, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green E2 0QN / 11-6pm
Group Show, Circles Of Latitude
Photographs that explore what displacement and cultural belonging means for contemporary identity politics and the current climate of global uncertainty.
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