CO- COORDINATORS | FOUNDERS
DEEPA NAIK . coordinatorsATthisisnotagateway.net .
Has worked with the Serpentine Gallery, Art for Change and public works, while co-ordinating projects with Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths) including: De-Regulation (MuHKA 2006, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art 2007); A.C.A.D.E.M.Y: Learning from the Museum (Van Abbemuseum 2006); SUMMIT: non-aligned initiatives in education culture (Multitude e.V. 2007); and Eye Witness (Birkbeck School of Law 2008). She continues to explore a set of questions that have resulted from her interest in post-colonial theory, the intersection of cultural movements and legal systems, critical art practice and alternative pedagogies. In 2007, together with Trenton Oldfield, Deepa Naik formally established This Is Not A Gateway, a not-for-profit organisation that creates platforms for critical investigations into cities.
TRENTON OLDFIELD . coordinatorsATthisisnotagateway.net
Has worked for over a decade in non-governmental organisations specialising in urban renewal, cultural and environmental programmes. He was Coordinator of the Thames Strategy – Kew to Chelsea, Strategic Project Manager at Cityside Regeneration, and a Community Development Worker in North Kensington. Alongside his formal work he has continued to explore questions about cities via personal projects, including installations in the public realm, film, guest editing and guest lecturing, and has been active on the boards of the Westway Development Trust, London Citizens and Subtext. Current projects include research for a book that unearths the socio-political history of fences/railings in London, part of an attempt to find a way beyond the existing conventions around ownership, specifically land ownership in the 21st century. Trenton Oldfield formally established the not-for-profit organisation This Is Not A Gateway with Deepa Naik in 2007. Linkedin
Deepa Naik & Trenton Oldfield 2010
CONTRIBUTORS & PARTICIPANTS:
This Is Not A Gateway is the sum of its many hundreds of contributors and its many thousands of participants. We are fortunate to work alongside remarkable individuals and organisations that are engaged and invested in challenging current practices, policies and understandings of cities. Biographies of Festival contributors can be found here 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008 and Critical Citiies Vol 3, Vol 2, Vol 1. Details of Salon particpants can be found here. Photos here.
This Is Not A Gateway Festival 2010
WORKING GROUP MEMBERS:
This Is Not A Gateway is very fortunate that the ideas driving the organisation have received support and important guidance from the very earliest stages and from a diverse range of people and organisations - formally and informally. Around four times a year, the This Is Not A Gateway Working Group (formely known as Steering Committee) meet. Inbetween these face to face meetings, work is undertaken via the internet. Current members include:
- Ana Kutlesa, BLOK Local Base for Cultural Refreshment (Croatia)
- Cristiana Bottigella, Curator (Palestine, Italy)
- Ellen O'Hara, This Is Not A Gateway Secretary
- Fadi Shayya, Urban planner, Writer and Social Advocate (Lebanon)
- Fiona Whitty, Artist (Ireland, UK)
Past Members have included, amongst others:
- Ben Campkin (Director, UCL UrbanLab)
- Rehan Jamil (Photographer)
- Lisa Cholmondeley (Architect)
- Chris Sharpe (Software Developer)
- Sepake Angiama (Curator)
This Is Not A Gateway Working Group, 2008
LOLA COLDREY recently graduated from Goldsmiths with a degree in Art History, having specialised in architectural theory. Previously she worked as a joiner and painter and decorator which lead to an awareness of the huge impact design choices can have. From this she became interested in looking at building materials which have supposed/presumed affective qualities - specifically glass, concrete and brightly coloured facades - as a means to explore how the surface aesthetic of a building is used to both make and hide judgements that run deeper than the initial surface signals.
TINAG has been fortunate in the past to work with the following:
Fiona and Ibiayi at UCL Cities Methodologies 2009