News from Platform-7 events, art interventions and other news during 2015
Regularly updates of latest Platform-7 news – to see news from 2014 and before click here
28th July 2015: New film on London housing crisis with Diane Abbott, MP [click to watch]
23rd July 2015: Created a film with Diane Abbott on London housing crisis, release July 28th.
19th July 2015: David Lee Morgan performing his brand new 2015 Full Edinburgh preview show, BUILDING GOD, with special guest,Bird Radio (Mikey Kirkpatrick) performing his stunning new album featuring the words of Walter De La Mare, OH! HAPPY ENGLAND. [click for more]
5th April 2015: New blog post from Waste.Agency, Environmental Trilemma of Cheap Oil
28th March 2015: New blog post on conditions for pickers working in the UK textile recycling sector
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10th March 2015: Fire Brigade HQ have own Tights Ball on exhibit – Southwark
3rd March 2015: Attended Resource at Excel discussing Circular Economy with Tights Ball project & Waste.Agency
3rd March 2015: Resource: Insurance pulling out of recycling confirmed
3rd March 2015: Tights Ball project is on many companies radar
3rd March 2015: RMS – Risk Management Strategies has half box of tights to collect
27th February 2015: Tights Balls Family increases as more tights added from across London
26th February 2015: Large box of tights arrive from Derby, England, creating first non-London Tights Ball
16th February 2015: Clearing and repacking of Waste.Agency complete
13th February 2015: Meeting in Bournemouth to finalise plans for new carbon material project, 2 years in the preparation
12th February 2015: Platform-7’s secret gallery close to be completed
11th February 2015: Visited 20 Fenchurch Street tower in The City, stimulating a number of ideas. View images
10th February 2015: All Waste.Agency artworks and equipment now stored
6th February 2015: Keys returned to Waterstones. Platform-7 appreciate the support provided
5th February 2015: Last of artworks removed from Waste.Agency // Keys returned
4th February 2015: Waste.Agency is now closed
3rd February 2015: Surprisingly large amount of directors from different insurance companies suddenly popping in to find out results of Waste.Agency intervention
3rd February 2015: Last day of Waste.Agency at Leadenhall Market, a big clear out operation.
2nd February 2015: Last evening of the Orchestra of Broken Instruments
30th January 2015: Notice given to Waterstones of Waste.Agency exit
30th January 2015: Waste.Agency surpasses 1,600 conversations
29th January 2015: Following numerous discussions with supporters of Platform-7, it was decided without the Waste.Agency changing agenda and pursuing income generation, spending precious funds on paying the City of London business rates unnecessarily cannot continue. It has been decided to close the project on Tuesday 3rd Feb, exactly 4 months since collecting keys.
20th January 2015: Michael Connor, General Council to Lancashire Insurance Group agrees to give talk on history of regulation on Friday 20th Feb 2015
19th January 2015: Ex-Ofgem regulator Tabish Khan agrees to give talk on Energy Policy on 18th Feb 2015
17th January 2015: Visited roof of Leadenhall Tower, known locally as the Cheesegrater
16th January 2015: Platform-7 individual supporters meet to discuss ongoing business rates being levied by the City of London on the Waste.Agency property
16th January 2015: A busy day of visitors at the Waste.Agency with the 1,400 visitors exceeded
15th January 2015: Ronnie Scott’s of Cliftonville delivers Junk Deluxe furniture, people can now bring lunch or drinks into the intervention without charge and hold meetings.
14th January 2015: UCL partnership preparations advancing. Platform-7 begins formally challenging City of London decision to levy business rates on Waste.agency intervention.
7th January 2015: Blog Post: Recycling Insurance Risks Consumption Changes
6th January 2015: Blog Post: Corporate Songs With Dan Merrill
6th January 2015: New video introducing the Waste.Agency [click to watch]
6th January 2015: The Waste.Agency reopen 10.30 – 6pm Monday-Friday – Free Entry – 1 Whittington Avenue, Leadenhall, City of London, EC3V 1PJ
23rd December 2014: Waste.Agency and Platform-7 closed until 6th January 2015 for New Year holidays
22nd December 2014: Formal letter from UCL outlining upcoming collaboration on the Waste.Agency from 1st January 2015.
21st December 2014: Total conversations at Waste.Agency: 1,309. Breakdown: 926 with City Workers / 383 non-City workers – view breakdown here
16th December 2014: Recycling industry under threat from insurance industry pull out – blog post to follow.
12th December 2014: The UCL Institute of Global Prosperity becomes Waste.Agency partner