SPACE Mare Street
Wed 16 March, 6.30 – 8pm
Free, please register here
This facilitated event provides an opportunity to discuss ideas and air grievances about the future of gentrification, development and public space in Hackney raised by Iván Argote’s SPACE commission, An Idea of Progress. It will be a chance to meet your neighbours and discuss concerns and desires for the future of creative communities in the area. Aimed at studio holders and creative businesses but open to anyone with a vested interest in the neighbourhood around SPACE.
The session will be led by Liza Fior, founding partner of muf architectue/art, producer of pioneering and innovative projects that address the social, spatial and economic infrastructures of the public realm. Fior will draw on her professional knowledge to facilitate discussion and outline potential routes for formalising the group and moving forward.
Liza Fior is a founding partner of muf architecture/art. The work of the practise negotiates between the built and social fabric, between public and private. muf authored Villa Frankenstein, the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, 2010 which took Ruskin and Venice itself as a means to examine how detail can inform strategy. Awards for muf projects include the 2008 European Prize for Public Space (a first for the UK) for a new 'town square' for Barking, East London. Co-author of, “This is What We Do: a muf manual” research continues to be entwined into every project.
Fior is currently part of the studio and seminar teaching team on the MA Architecture: Cities and Innovation at Central Saint Martins and was previously a visiting professor at Yale. Her studio explored an alternative legacy for Londons Olympic site, building on her role as an LDA design advisor
Since 1994 muf architecture/art has established a reputation for pioneering and innovative projects that address the social, spatial and economic infrastructures of the public realm. muf are specialists in public realm architecture and art. The practice philosophy is driven by an ambition to realize the potential pleasures that exist at the intersection between the lived and the built. The creative process is underpinned by a capacity to establish effective client relationships that reveal and value the desires and experience of varied constituencies.