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Atelier Kite on ‘Hackney Kitchen’


Friday 20 May 2016
7 — 7.30pm

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Hackney Kitchen

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Multi-disciplinary practice Atelier Kite present their proposal for a hybrid market hall and urban kitchen in Hackney.

In July, the RA launched ‘Urban Jigsaw’ – an open call inviting architects to propose speculative uses for London’s unused brownfield sites. In this free, informal event, multi-disciplinary practice Atelier Kite present their proposal for a hybrid market hall and urban kitchen in Hackney. After the presentation, an expert panel will offer their comments, before questions from the audience.

Expert panel:

Dan Hill – Associate Director, Arup; former Executive Director of Futures at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult; former Strategic Design Lead at Sitra (responsible for projects such as Helsinki Design Lab, Open Kitchen and Brickstarter)

Tim Lang – Professor of Food Policy at City University London’s Centre for Food Policy; trustee of Borough Market; author of The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where and Why (2008)

Carolyn Steel – food urbanist and author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives (2009)

Join the debate on Twitter: #UrbanJigsaw @architecture_RA

About the project

“Combining the space of a food market hall with compact affordable rental housing units … Hackney Kitchen is a new imaginary hybrid … it enables affordable living and promotes a sustainable urban food supply chain.”

About the architect

Atelier Kite is a collaborative multidisciplinary workshop of young professionals from the fields of architecture, design, finance and management. They work together to design solutions to specific collective social and urban challenges - issues that require new approaches beyond the traditional limits of their individual professional expertise.

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Friday 20 May 2016

7 — 7.30pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, no booking required.