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Save the Date Cafe: Egalitarian Eatery

After watching a video online about The Real Junk Food Project, Ruth decided she needed to take action, her partner James, a chef and caterer, joined her on this mission and together they have become part of a growing network tackling the disturbing quantities of restaurant and supermarket ...

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Public Works: Interview with Torange Khonsari

Earlier in the summer  Museum of Architecture hosted a discussion around Public Space and Neighbourhoods, with the central theme being what is the responsibility of architects and public organisations to shape and define how these spaces are used and consequentially how we behave in these spaces, perhaps playing a ...

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Cultivater: Martina Randle

When Martina Randle organised her first Jumble Trail in Clapton three years ago, she never anticipated its popularity. Now the organisation has become nationwide allowing people to organise their own events,  bringing communities together and spreading the joy of neighbourhood rummaging and cake induced sugar highs. ...

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Cultivater: Alistair Skitt (Hatch)

Founder and manager of multi-use space Hatch, Alistair Skitt transformed a dilapidated print factory into a co-working space. Although only open since May, Hatch is becoming somewhat of a hub for the more craft-based maker style small businesses that make up a large proportion of the new entrepreneur ...

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Cultivater: Leo Lawson O’Neil from Eat Work Art

"To have the seeds of genius come from within the community, that builds community, to kind of plaster it all in in like some kind of patchwork of ready made objects in more like Frankenstein." Leo Lawson O'Neil Leo Lawson O'Neil got the building transformation bug 5 years ago when he ...

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Cultivater: Barney Thomas (Wiley Badger)

Barney Thomas and Sarah Drumm launched this summer and are currently preparing the second edition of the quarterly free magazine, Wily Badger. With a hyper-local focus around Clapton in Hackney, the print edition and blog they've been building aims to celebrate the businesses and people that ...

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Cultivater: Alexis Blondel (Total Refreshment Centre)

Alexis Blondel landed in London from across the channel 10 years ago and quickly got the warehouse living bug, enjoying the space and the freedom these large spaces provide like being able to skate in his living room. In 2012 he took over a Jamaican social club in Stoke Newington ...

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Cultivater: Matt Broughton (Creative Blocks / Curio Cabal)

Creative co-working space Creative Blocks and it's annex cafe Curio Cabal in Haggerston have been lovingly nurtured into a creative hub and ever evolving 'den' by Matt Broughton and Jeremy Duffy over the past 18 months. Matt Broughton takes us on his ...

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Cultivater: Bootstrap Stories #16 Steve Ryan (Food Photographer)

  Bootstrap Stories is part of the Audio Routes series of audio & photo portraits exploring the diversity of people working in the Bootstrap Company building. Steve Ryan has found his niche as a food photographer. After trying out everything from press to ...

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Cultivater: Bootstrap Stories #15 Ro Rai (Believe Creative)

Bootstrap Stories is part of the Audio Routes series of audio & photo portraits exploring the diversity of people working in the Bootstrap Company building. Ro Rai and his business partner Dan Mackie created Believe Creative in 2007, working across continents with ...

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