Lime Wharf is a new Hackney based futures gallery and artistic laboratory on Regent’s Canal in the heart of East London’s creative quarter on Vyner Street, which opened in spring 2013. ‘It’s an innovative and experimental centre which welcomes both artists and scientists to collaborate on residencies, think tank gatherings and exhibitions’, says founder and curator, creative radical Thomas Ermacora, founder and Director of Clear Village, the renowned sustainable community development specialists. As part of his new project, he aims to engage with the public and local communities through a series of participatory exhibitions and interactive events tackling various and diverse topics ranging from DIY ethics and sustainable practices to cutting edge technologies.
‘Lime Wharf is an evolving and pioneering project that aspires to immerse guests and practitioners alike in thematic journeys’, says Ermacora. ‘The core values of our programming are centred around building a positive relationship to the future, connecting the old and the new, meshing crafts with technology all in a non-market driven, process-led series of experiments filtering preferred paths that engage professionals and local communities.’
The 2013 programme at Lime Wharf will introduce a number of events in series revolving around themes of canal regeneration, heritage farming, human/machine interfaces and the measuring of happiness.
The inaugural Kitchen Experiment 01, staged on 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22 March is a biannual three-week season of salon-inspired, food-focused events, entitled Eat the World. A thematic pop-up kitchen, a salon-feast, Eat the World will feature special performances and commissioned events, encouraging lively debate and conversation. Guests will enjoy food served by celebrated chef Anna Hansen and her team at Modern Pantry, the London restaurant currently holding a residency at Harrods.
A few culinary surprises prepared by Hansen and Thomas Ermacora will be served to trigger conversations around the future of food, in particular topics concerning the remediative capacities of nature. In addition, the unique Worldscape table, designed by architect Alex Haw (read the profile in Urbanista.org issue 1), alongside contemporary musical performances and extraordinary digital installations will provide what Ermacora calls, ‘a sensual scenography prompting unprecedented dining relationships.’
Places are limited to 50 guests on Wed and Thurs in a sit down format, while Fridays will allow for 100 in a standing format. Booking is essential. As this will be an inaugural month, guests will also have the opportunity to become members of Lime Wharf at a reduced rate.
*Wednesday & Thursday
£55 dinner (with matched drinks)
*Additional Eventbrite booking fee applies.
3 canapes +1 drink £15
6 canapes +1 drink £30
9 canapes +1 drink £45, £33 for Early Bird Lime Wharf membership including free access to all invite only vernissages throughout 2013.
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Lime Wharf, Vyner Street, London, E2 9DJ, www.limewharf.org