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 took the challenge to transform an ugly squatted old community centre Netil House  into a vibrant East London hub combining shared desk spaces, studios, a cafe/restaurant Platform, a rooftop bar Netil 360, event spaces and  Netil Market. The next challenge was Hackney Downs Studios, where an old industrial alley was transformed into a hive of activity including independent shops, a theatre and the family friendly venue and restaurant The Russet. His company Eat Work Art‘s latest venture of works spaces, a 3D printing lab and café Old Paradise Yard in South East London is proof that Leo is truly addicted.

Hear what motivates him and he may just not only change the way we work but also how we live in the future.

 
Main Photo by Jan Vhronvik, Courtesy of EAT WORK ART: eatworkart.com

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