Salvage City at Acklam Village 3 Acklam
Road W10 5TY
Open Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, and
Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July | 13:00 to 22:00
InTRANSIT 2014 celebrates the borough’s motto “dwelling in
unity” with a vision of the future city where people and
environments are salvaged and brought together to collage a
beautifully dynamic plate. Join us at Salvage City and re-imagine
the notion of home, exploring how we reconfigure our surroundings
in such densely populated urban spaces.
Key to the environment are a number of art installations
including structures designed by architect/artists Zoë Fudge and you&me that transform
the public realm into a domestic scene giving intimacy in public
spaces and casting questions about privatization in urban renewal
plans; Kin’s giant bird nest
sound installation containing domestic soundscapes that can be
eavesdropped upon; Geoff Tibbs’s
hidden 'raree’ peep-show revealing worlds within worlds; and
Natasha Vicars’s photographic
collection of borough residents’ home environments integrated
into furnishings scattered around the area as an invitation to
InTRANSIT at Salvage City kicks off with a wedding party that irreverently
celebrates the ultimate act of unity! Other ‘City’ highlights
include Hip-Hop Shakespeare,
theatrical cycle rides, Loo Tours, revolution and specially-curated cinema events.
THE WESTWAY TRUST; WESTWAY PRESENTS - Our Producing
.. a world of possibilities, with events and projects that
are available to all, with no exceptions. We provide support to
creative start ups and make special provisions for local
people who wouldn't usually get the chance to attend quality arts
events. Westway Presents are please to support Salvage City through
offering space and production support as well as running a
practical training courses throughout InTRANSIT and beyond, getting
local people into Event Management.
GOLDFINGER FACTORY - Our Build Partner
Goldfinger Factory is an upcycling production and learning hub
for London’s most deprived residents, that sells desirable and
sustainable home furnishings and fit-outs for London's trendsetting
residents and businesses.
acklam village market - Our venue Partner
Acklam Village Market is a large urban space under the Westway
on Portobello Road, best known for its historical bohemian street
market built up in the 70s and 80s when Portobello was the centre
of the music and creative industries in London.
Acklam Village is a venue of collaboration combining an
international street food market selling unusual cuisine from
around the world with a live music bar and "Big Art " space,
showcasing young street artists/photographic exhibitions and
performance art from the local community and beyond.
Bay 58 Bar was opened in 2012, built around reclaimed and
pre-loved furniture and materials, and designed by students
from Chelsea School of Art embracing the heritage and legacy of the
Acklam Village Market normal opening times | Open Saturday
and Sunday 11:00 til Late
PORTOBELLO POP-UP CINEMA - Our Screening Partner
Over eight nights we travel from the Grove, taking in Julien
Temple’s epic portrait of Rio, to cinema from Kurdistan, via the
Portobello Film Festival’s lo-fi party celebrating World Cinema,
finishing off with ‘We Love The 90’s’ sparkling cinema party
nights. Portobello Pop Up is a unique microplex cinema hand-built
underneath the Westway flyover on Portobello Road.
CSM MA NARRATIVE ENVIRONMENTS -
Jacquetta Wang, Yi-Chun Chen, Yihe Bai
MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins in London is
a multidisciplinary course focusing on designing spaces through a
narrative approach: places and people form a continuum, actively
communicating, contesting and generating meanings. These meanings
can be understood through a narrative lens, and form a design
strategy to create physical interventions in social, environmental
and commercial contexts. Three students from different backgrounds
will collaborate with InTransit Festival this year and create
memorable participatory experiences.
Special thanks to Yizhen Jiang from CSM MA Communication Design
for designing Salvage City logo.