LATEST NEWS 2016

News from Platform-7 events, art interventions and other news during 2016

17th March 2017

Platform-7 network began forming in 2007 with events in Hilly Fields in Brockley, London, SE4, spinning out of Moonbow Jakes Coffee Bars. After 10 years of large scale interventions and research, founder John McKiernan has made the decision to wind down active event organising.

The Twitter account will continue to retweet and announce events of artists who formed part of the network.

All the ‘Latest News’ from 2011 onwards can be viewed here.

Thanks to everyone for the support and contribution over the last decade.

John M

Updated

13th – 16th March 2017: Website updated for archive purposes and closed to further posts.

20th February 2017: Decision made following weekend discussions to end Platform-7 live work including withdrawing from ESRC project and to end phone box intervention in Bedford Row.

17th February 2017: John McKiernan attends first ESRC roundtable to learn more about the project and possible involvement. Platform-7 work scheduled to begin late 2018 early 2019.

15th January 2017: Shabazz Chapman artwork destroyed by young man during night [see facebook]

10th January 2017: Shabazz Chapman artwork damaged by unknown person

4th January 2017: New artwork by Shabazz Chapman on homelessness installed in telephone box

5th November 2016: John McKiernan interviewed by N. Quentin Woolf for Londonist podcast [click]

31st October 2016: A Penny For Your Thoughts phone book first damaged then stolen [see Facebook page for full details]

30th October 2016: Informed that ESRC has awarded Prof. Loretta Lees a grant to assess gentrification in London. Platform-7 submitted support for this award in 2015 and invited to be part of project.

12th October 2016: Installation of A Penny For Your Thoughts telephone book by Dawn Cole installed into telephone box.

11th October 2016: A Penny For Your Thoughts Facebook page goes live. [click]

September 2016: BT provide use of telephone box on Bedford Row to explore innovation [click].

12th October 2016: Installation of A Penny For Your Thoughts telephone book by Dawn Cole installed into telephone box.

11th October 2016: A Penny For Your Thoughts Facebook page goes live. [click]

3rd October 2016: Upcoming installation on homelessness within the Innovation Box; Johannes Lenhard, Creative Home: Human Ingenuity in Times of Upheaval[blog post]

2nd October 2016: Innovation Box exhibition; Heather Agyepong, Ethics of Planned Obsolescence Embedded in Digital Commodities [blog post]

15th September 2016: Introduction to Innovation Box {blog post]

15th August 2016: BT approve use of red telephone box for Platform-7 intervention Innovation Box.

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