From all of us at Fluid and Soundings to all we have worked and collaborated with we wish you a happy, prosperous and special 2018, and look forward to further projects in the New Year! Fluid
One of Fluid’s key themes for the Culture Mile public realm strategy is the idea of ‘bringing the inside outside’ – transforming the streets with artistic interventions and unique events.
From time to time Fluid notices what its little sister, Soundings, has been up to. This time we noticed that the Leake Street Arches project (also known as the Banksy Tunnel), where a number of extraordinary vaults below Waterloo station have now been brought back into re-use, had a celebratory party to mark practical completion.
Christina gave a presentation on Wood Green Town Centre Strategy developed by Fluid for LB Haringey at the NLA on location in Haringey event 22nd September 2017.
To celebrate the launch of the Icon Design Trail 2017 on Saturday, Fluid and the City of London Corporation held a Culture Mile Urban Safari of the Culture Mile area, starting from the Smithfield Rotunda onto Silk Street and Moor Lane, via the Culture Mile’s main spine. Along the journey we took a group of local residents to see Fluid’s Culture Mile installations and a number of the City of London’s temporary arts projects.
Our Culture Mile installations were installed early on Saturday morning in time for the Icon Design Trail 2017 launch and the Culture Mile Urban Safari. Fluid have worked with the City of London Corporation and a great team to turn the project around in a very short time-scale! A massive thank you to Richard Morrell, from Bert and Morrell, for making the beautiful vinyl structures, and to Mtec for constructing the plinths and installing
Our installations for the Icon Design Trail 2017 are taking shape! They will be located on Silk Street, opposite the Barbican Centre entrance, and on W Smithfield, outside Market View, from Saturday 16th until Monday
The City of London Corporation have launched a small architectural competition to speculate on the architectural and design future of the Culture Mile. They are inviting architects, designers and artists to help us envisage this. Fluid have developed a number of themes that have emerged from the Culture Mile’s new public realm strategy: ・ Form […]
Founding Director Christina Norton will be speaking in September at the NLA event ‘Haringey: The next chapter’. She will be discussing our recent project in Wood Green, where we were
appointed by the London Borough of Haringey in April 2015 to lead a team consisting of Aecom and Cushman & Wakefield to develop an Investment Framework (IF).
Despite the rain Fluid held a series of Culture Mile pop-ups last week with the help of the Year Here fellows. As part of their ‘bootcamp’, the Year Here fellows were introduced to the world of community engagement and placemaking through Soundings / Fluid’s work before going out to the public to get a real feel for it. Some of the fellows will be working on a Soundings project over the next couple of months.
Fluid are delighted to have won an exciting project for Barnet London Borough, the development of a comprehensive strategy for the regeneration of Golders Green Town Centre.
Aligned with Barnet’s objectives for the regeneration of their town centres, Fluid and Soundings have teamed-up to design a solid process to develop transversal vision, strategies, action plans and interventions that will make Golders Green town centre an attractive place again.
Fluids Director Christina Norton has had a chapter published in Krzysztof Nawratek’s new book “Urban Re-industrialization”. If you are interested in the return of manufacture and making to our cities take a look at the book and Part 3, Chapter 12 – “Industri[us]: Re/Use, Re/Work, Re/Value”.
Fluid have been selected to be part of the Icon Design Trail taking place from the 16th to the 24th of September 2017.
The City of London Corporation (CoL) is working to improve the environment and urban realm across the Culture Mile through a programme that delivers better wayfinding, new green spaces, lighting, public information and art installations.
Fluid has been appointed by the City of London Corporation to develop a strategy that will bring together future plans for key institutions and consider wider developments taking place in the area to create a cohesive cultural and urban strategy.
The City of London Corporation, together with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and Museum of London, announced plans yesterday for a major destination for culture and creativity in the Square Mile. The City of London Corporation is working to improve the environment