* FOCUS E15 * REAL ESTATES * PEER * 18-21 MARCH
REAL ESTATES is a six week multi-purpose project coordinated by art collective FUGITIVE IMAGES opening PEER up as a social, discursive and imaginative space around issues of housing and spatial justice in East London through a constantly changing series of exhibitions, screenings, discussions, readings and workshops.
Our’s is the fifth week, in which we will continue to build a movement that demands SOCIAL HOUSING, NOT SOCIAL CLEANSING. The week will be a melting pot of ideas and events, exhibiting visual materials and films about the campaign, hosting an eviction resistance workshop, open mic night, discussions and socials.
We aim to have a lot of fun, so please come and join us, join in!
OPEN SPACE: During our week the doors will always be open,(12-8pm), all the events are free, and we will be exhibiting our campaign materials, and showing films of the campaign throughout , so pop for a cup of tea and a biscuit and chat!
Exhibiting work about the campaign by photographer and artist Gina Lundy, and work of photographers Jess Hurd and David Mirzoeff.
* 2-4pm Energy Rights workshop by Fuel Poverty Action: “struggling to pay your energy bills or top up your meter? Join FPA for information, support and collective action!
* 6pm – 8.30pm Our OPENING SOCIAL and OPEN MIC NIGHT! (Call out for performers!!) Come and join us for a drink and some food, see photos of the Open House from Jess Hurd and some campaign films!
DAY 1-5pm: CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS:
*1 .30-3pm “The Transformation of London Council Housing 1960s-2010s: From Gentrification Buffer to State-led Gentrification” - With Senior Lecturer Paul Watt of Birkbeck, Tawanda Nyabango from CARP talking about Carpenters estate in Newham, and Jasmin Parsons from Our West Hendon talking about West Hendon estate in Barnet.
*3.30 -5pm : Geraldine Dening from DMU, lecturer on architecture,- to talk about role of architecture in the crisis. This stretches from the way the estates were built in the first place, to the tactical ways architecture is used as a weapon today (poor doors, boarding up buildings, economic/ social cleansing..) and then how/ whether architecture can help to improve the situation.
Also visual project about and the dispersal/ displacement of people based around information from the Heygate estate, postcards, people can buy a stamp and send them.
EVE: 7:00 - 8:00 pm: Informal evening of performances, readings and films, from artists and writers. Iincluding:
* Artist, Alison Ballance will perform 'Ursula". http://aballance.tumblr.com/
* Writer and critic, Patrick Langley will give a reading from a new text. http://www.mrlangley.co.uk/
* Screening of 'Letter from New Orleans', by writer and critic Morgan Quaintance. http://morganquaintance.com/
A documentary film shot in New Orleans in 2014 during DAM PROJECTS' two-week stay. The film features interviews with Prospect.3 Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, Prospect.3 artist Douglas Bourgeois, Bounce MC Katey Red, artists creatives and more.
Produced by DAM PROJECTS, Directed by Morgan Quaintance, director of photography, Sam Fisher
* Screening of 'Inversion Reflection' by artist Rab Harling.
Evening organised by Matthew McQuillan
*Friday 20th *
DAY: Eviction Resistance SKILLSHARE DAY
*12-1pm: Screening of Sí Se Puede!: 7 Days at the Barcelona PAH,
*1.30-3pm: Housing and Tenancy Law Workshop from Sue Lukes (incl, Migrant Housing Law)
*3.30-4.30pm: How to Resist an Eviction: ways of protesting: contributions from Adivorsy Service for Squatters, Green and black Cross (Legal), and Legal defence and Monitoring Group.
*4.30-6pm MEET UP & SHARING: Open Discussion, live case-work story sharing. Contributions from Sweetsway Estate, HASL, Robin from Unite Communities, Focus E15, Our West Hendon, Guinness, Skills Network, DIGS, Radial Housing Network and many more.
EVE: 6pm – 8.30pm FILM screenings:
*Dorothy Allan-Pickard’s Carpenters State, https://vimeo.com/111399631
*Concrete Heart Land by Rastko Novakovic and Steven Ball, about the Heygate Estate. http://www.concreteheartland.info/
* Focus E15 Campaign Films by Kate Belgrave, Jason Parkinson, Julian Samboma.
*Saturday 21st *
*3-5pm LONG TABLE Public talk! Open format discussion on housing with key figures and campaigns, Including Focus E15, Skills Network, Our West Hendon, LCAP, and plenty more…come and join the conversation!
*This is the beginning of the end of the housing crisis*
*****SEE YOU THERE *****
Focus E15 Campaign
Programmed by Emer Mary Morris and Focus E15 Campaign with design help from Nina Scott and in association with Fugitive Images and PEER