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DAVID CARR-SMITH - IMPROVISATION / DESIGN / ART / KITSCH / CHANCE

IMPROVISED 'ECO-VILLAGES' 

KEW BRIDGE ECO VILLAGE, LONDON

 

 

INDEX  
IMPROVISED-ARCH IN A'DAM SQUATS & COLLECTIVES
 
IMPROVISATION - PUBLIC & LEGAL - ALLOTMENTS  
IMPROVISED VILLAGES - WANDSWORTH / KEW BRIDGE  
VERNACULAR & STYLE - BERDUN  
TEMPORARY-ARCHITECTURE - FRANK'S CAFE / SOUTHWARK LIDO  
"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA MASS-PRODUCTS   
"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA PERSONAL-CHOICES 

ART - GOTHIC INTO RENAISSANCE INTO 20thC
ART - 20thC COLLAGE INTO MASS-MEDIA  
GRAFFITI INTO STREET-ART 
DESIGN & CHANCE

 

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OPEN-SITE IMPROVISED VILLAGES  ... in process

IMPROVISED VILLAGES - p1 - WANDSWORTH  
IMPROVISED VILLAGES - p2 - KEW-BRIDGE  

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KEW BRIDGE ECO VILLAGE (6-06-2009 to 27-05-2010)   
KEWBRIDGE RD X KEW ROAD, LONDON, TW9  ... in process 
[
written mid 2010]

I visited this site only once, near the beginning of its development. There are many interesting pictures on the web that witness its elaboration. One website http://london.indymedia.org/articles/1609 is especially valuable for its description [1] and informative pictures of social and work activities during the initial phase of forming the site for use (unusually, its pictures can be adequately enlarged !). 

NOTE :  

  1. Ref: indymedia "Kew Bridge Eco Village" text only .

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ECO-VILLAGE: EXTERIOR OF SITE ACROSS KEWBRIDGE ROAD
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SSW)

ECO-VILLAGE: EXTERIOR - KEWBRIDGE ROAD ENTRY GATE AT THE SITE'S NW-CORNER
(pic 24-8-09 / to
E)
The north side of the site's boundary wall, put up by the developer "St George" which owns the site.  

ECO-VILLAGE: EXTERIOR - KEWBRIDGE ROAD ENTRY GATE WITH INFO-PAINTING & NOTICES
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SSW)

The text-notices inform the curious about the site and its offered facilities [read text-notice]

ECO-VILLAGE: VISITOR-RECEPTION (REAR) & KEWBRIDGE ROAD ENTRY GATE 
(pic 24-8-09 / to
N)

ECO-VILLAGE: VISITOR-RECEPTION AT KEWBRIDGE ROAD ENTRY GATE 
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to
SW)

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - MAIN STORE-DUMP
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NE)

The site's main collecting area for found and donated materials and objects runs behind the north-side boundary fence, from the site's entry to its NE corner.

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - PATH S FROM ENTRY
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NW)

The graffiti was pre Eco-Village. The new addition is the flower border edging the west side of the path from the site entry and visitors reception.

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - PATH AT N END & CULTIVATION OF TIP-MOUND
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NNE)

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - PATH-JUNCTION: LEFT BRANCH TO COMMUNAL BUILDING & E HOMES; RIGHT BRANCH DOWN W SIDE TO SHEDS & SHOWER 
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to
S) 

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - N END 
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NE)

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - SMALL BOX PLANTER WEST OF COMMUNAL BUILDING
(pic 24-8-09 / to EES) 

ECO-VILLAGE: SITE - PATH INTO E CAMP AREA
(pic 24-8-09 / to
EES)

 

ECO-VILLAGE: HOME 
(pic 24-8-09 / to
EES)

ECO-VILLAGE: HOME 
(pic 24-8-09 / to
EES)

 

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - WEST FACADE

(paste-up 3-pics 24-8-09 / to NE)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - EAST SIDE
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to
NW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - SOUTH FACADE
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NNW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - WEST FACADE
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to
SSE)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - WEST FACADE WITH SITE BEYOND
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SSE)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - SOCIAL AREA
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - SOCIAL AREA SOUTH SIDE
(pic 24-8-09 / to
S)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - SOCIAL AREA
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING - SOCIAL AREA - COB WARMING-OVEN
(pic 24-8-09 / to
#)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN SOUTH SIDE
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to
SE)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN STOVE
(
paste-up 3-pics 24-8-09 / to WWS)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN SINK CORNER
(paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to W)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN - WEST EXIT
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN - NORTH WALL (SOCIAL-SPACE BEYOND)
(pic 24-8-09 / to
NW)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN NW CORNER
(pic 24-8-09 / to N)

ECO-VILLAGE: COMMUNAL BUILDING KITCHEN EAST EXIT (EXTERIOR)
(
paste-up 2-pics 24-8-09 / to N)

ECO-VILLAGE: STORE & STORE-SHED - ON PATH TO SHOWER
(pic 24-8-09 / to NNW
)

ECO-VILLAGE: SHOWER & SOUTH SHED
(pic 24-8-09 / to
SE)

ECO-VILLAGE: SHOWER
(
paste-up 3-pics 24-8-09 / to NE)

ECO-VILLAGE: SHOWER
(pic 24-8-09 / to
EEN)

ECO-VILLAGE: SOUTH SHED DUMP
(pic 24-8-09 / to
S)

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INDEX  
IMPROVISED-ARCH IN A'DAM SQUATS & COLLECTIVES
 
IMPROVISATION - PUBLIC & LEGAL - ALLOTMENTS  
IMPROVISED VILLAGES - WANDSWORTH / KEW BRIDGE  
VERNACULAR & STYLE - BERDUN  
GRAFFITI

TEMPORARY-ARCHITECTURE - FRANK'S CAFE / SOUTHWARK LIDO  
"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA MASS-PRODUCTS   
"HOME" - MY LOCATION VIA PERSONAL-CHOICES

ART - GOTHIC INTO RENAISSANCE INTO 20thC
ART - 20thC COLLAGE INTO MASS-MEDIA  
GRAFFITI INTO STREET-ART 
DESIGN & CHANCE

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