Limehouse Cut: Linking Place and Creativity

Landscape Interface Studio, in conjunction with the London based SME Shared Assets received funding from Creativeworks London to develop their collaborative project, “Limehouse Cut pilot project – linking place and creativity”.  Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Creativeworks London ‘Creative Vouchers Scheme’ is an initiative established to enable London based small and medium sized enterprises develop unique and innovative short-term, collaborative research with academic partners.  

The following document contains the research material from the first phase of this project and formed part of the material showcased at the recent AHRC Creative Economy event held in London.  Click to read the full document.

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Kingston University’s Landscape Interface Studio took part in last year’s The Inside Out Festival in association with Times Higher Education.  The Inside Out Festival is curated and produced by The Culture Capital Exchange to showcase contributions made by London universities to the capital’s cultural life.

The  gathered stories, reminiscences, experiences and shared history of  The Cut recorded during boat trips on narrowboat ‘Lapwing’ as it cruised up and down The Limehouse Cut with views of neighbourhood spaces from the canal.  The narrowboat ‘Lapwing’ was originally part of Willow Wren’s fleet of wooden top hire boats, built in the 1960s by Hopwood Craft Ltd based on the Worcester and Birmingham Canal.  Now fully restored ‘Lapwing’ took its maiden voyage on the Thames from Limehouse to Poplar, where it has been fitted out to become a trip boat on London’s canal network.  This video is an edited compilation of interviews and discussions from the Limehouse Cut Floating Workshops and members of the Landscape Interface Studio and Shared Assets teams.

 

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