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image courtesy: Jon Rafman

Image courtesy: Jesse Darling

image courtesy: Fabienne Hess

The Culture of Global Protest with Nina Power

Beyond Conspiracy Theories

The Culture of Global Protest with Nina Power

image courtesy: Sam Ashby

image courtesy: Fabienne Hess

Image courtesy: Jesse Darling, We Are Here residency artist

events + projects

01 Oct events

TALK: Where Design Meets Life

7:00 PM–9:00 PM Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. When deployed wisely, it can bring us pleasure, choice, strength, decency and much more.     

10 Sep

Tuesday Talks: The Culture of Global Protest with Nina Power

7:00 PM–9:00 PM British philosopher and writer Nina Power will be joined by curator and writer Omar Kholeif to discuss the culture of global protest.     

04 Sep

Attractive Male Slides

Sam Ashby (Editor, Little Joe Magazine) will discuss his research towards a new film project, developed as part of the We Are Here residency program at The White Building.     

17–18 Aug 2013

We Are Here: Open Studio Exhibition 2 at The White Building

12:00 PM–7:00 PM Join Sam Ashby, Jesse Darling, Fabienne Hess and Jon Rafman for a special two-day open studio exhibition. This is an opportunity to see new work in the process of its development.     

13 Aug

Tuesday Talks: Paranormal Activity – An Introduction to Anomalistic Psychology

7:00 PM–9:00 PM Ever since records began, in every known society, a substantial proportion of the population has reported unusual experiences many of which we would today label as “paranormal”.     

01 Aug

Whose Narrative Is It Anyway?

7:00 PM–9:00 PM Artist Jon Rafman will be joined by curator Harry Burke and art historian Victoria Camblin for a conversation on the shifting role of narrative in the current post-social media, post-internet, cross-embedded universe.     

27–28 Jul 2013

We Are Here: Open Studio Exhibition at The White Building

12:00 PM–7:00 PM Join White Building residency artists Sam Ashby, Jesse Darling, Fabienne Hess and Jon Rafman for a special two-day open studio exhibition.     

09 Jul

Tuesday Talks: Untangling the Digital Future

7:00 PM–9:00 PM In this Tuesday Talk, two gurus of the digital age, Ben Hammersley and Aleks Krotoski will dissect the manner in which the Internet has altered the way we live our lives and offer us an essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.     

08 Jun

Vandalism, Politics and Public Art: The Canals Project seminar day

2:00 PM–6:00 PM The Canals Project (Street Art for the Waterways) presents a full-day of discussion and interaction exploring Hackney borough’s rich graffiti and street art heritage and some of the wider issues regarding the global street art phenomenon.     

14 May

Lyotard + Monory - SCREENS @ The Institut Français

A roundtable discussion exploring the critical relationship between the philosopher Jean-Francois Lyotard and the painter and filmaker, Jacques Monory.     

02 May

Pyramid Schemes: A Collaborative Project

7:00 PM–10:00 PM Pyramid Schemes is a collaborative project organized by Lawrence Lek and The White Review to showcase a collection of short stories about real and imaginary buildings.     

28 Apr

April Open Studio Exhibition at The White Building

12:00 PM–6:00 PM Artists Una Knox, Hannah Black and Renee Carmichael will be presenting an exhibition of their work at the White Building residency studio     

23 Apr

Tuesday Talks: Reflections on Art and Ecology

7:00 PM–9:00 PM Join Michaela Crimmin, curator, writer and tutor at the Royal College of Art, London for a presentation and discussion on the role of art and ecology.     

18 Apr


An event on ethics, performance and oil sponsorship from the Live Art Development Agency.     

26 Mar

Tuesday Talks: James Bridle – Talking About the New Aesthetic

7:00 PM–9:00 PM The New Aesthetic is an ongoing research project and blog by internationally-recognised artist and writer James Bridle, investigating the intersections of culture and technology, history and memory, and the physical and the digital.     

10 Mar

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

6:00 PM–9:00 PM Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is a series of one-night events, so far held in over 80 cities across the world.     

10 Mar

Open studios at The White Building

2:00 PM–5:00 PM Join Tobias Revell and Jamie George for an Open Studio exhibition.     

07 Mar


SPACE and Upset the Rhythm presented two evenings of video and music as part of HUMAN WAVE: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon     

15 Feb

Raymond Pettibon video night #1

SPACE and Upset the Rhythm presented two evenings of video and music as part of HUMAN WAVE: The Videotapes of Raymond Pettibon     

12 Feb

Tuesday Talks: Our cosmic environment - the ultimate frontier

The third in a series of talks at The White Building, exploring current ideas at the boundaries of science, technology and philosophy.     

15 Jan

TUESDAY TALKS: Ultimate and Proximate - Exploring an evolutionary basis for art

From rap to abstract painting - do we have specialised psychological mechanisms for art?     

01 Dec

++++ Being Boring /////////

As part of his Blackboard project Dawdle, curator and SPACE studio tenant Gareth Bell-Jones programmed a special event exploring the history, philosophy and psychology of boredom.     

27 Nov

Tuesday Talks: Why do we think there are Many-Worlds?

7:00 PM–9:00 PM /// FULLY BOOKED/// LSE's Dr Foad Dizadji-Bahmani explains the Many World's interpretation of quantum mechanics where all possible alternative histories and future are real, each representing an actual world.     

15 Nov

SEMINAR: The Persistence of a Peripheral Position

6:00 PM–9:00 PM This seminar presents a critical reading of three works by Argentine artists Oscar Masotta, Oscar Bony and Liliana Maresca.     

03 Jul exhibitions

SHS #5: Lucky Dragons

Presented by Upset The Rhythm, a live performance by LA based experimental group, Lucky Dragons.     

  residency artists

LG RESIDENCY #5: Joong-Keun Lee

March 2012     

12 Jul events

Nina Power + Laura Oldfield Ford: Jo Spence exhibition tour

6:30 PM–8:00 PM Nina Power, senior lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University and artist Laura Oldfield Ford lead an informal tour of SPACE's current Jo Spence retrospective     

05 Jul

Levi R. Bryant: Denaturing Nature

SPACE host a lecture by Levi R. Bryant, a leading thinker in the emerging fields of Object Oriented Ontology and Speculative Realism     

17–21 Jul 2012

The Crystal World Open Laboratory

The Crystal World Open Laboratory is a five day lab of experimentation, crystallization and de-crystallization starting from the premise that computers are highly ordered set of minerals.     


Permacultures #23: Una Knox

Tomorrow and Tomorrow /// The Big Trip     

14 Jun events

Jo Spence: Work (Part I) --- An Informal Tour

Terry Dennett, the curator of the Jo Spence Memorial Archive, photographer, social historian and workshop organiser, will lead an informal tour of Jo Spence: Work (Part I) at SPACE.     

23 Jun


4:00 PM–11:00 PM SPACE and Electra invite you to spend Midsummer with YKON, a special event featuring the YKON Game, an outdoor cinema, an exhibition, refreshing spirits and a hot surprise.     

29 Jun–08 Jul 2012

A summer of open studios

Five SPACE studio building open their doors to the public for a Summer 2012 open studios extravaganza     

22 May

IN CONVERSATION: Terry Dennett and X Marks The Spot discussing the work of Jo Spence

In advance of the exhibition Jo Spence: Work (Parts I and II) at Studio Voltaire and SPACE, and as part of Not Our Class, Terry Dennett and X Marks the Spot will discuss the work of Jo Spence.     

27 May

Douglas Scholes: A Walk through the forgotten-landscape

2:00 PM–3:00 PM Canada Council for the Arts international resident at SPACE Studios Douglas Scholes leads a walk though Hackney Wick as part of his ongoing project The Condition of Things.     

24 May


7:00 PM–9:00 PM This Silicon Hackney is part of Digital Shoreditch, so to make it even more special than usual we're holding it at The White Building, our brand new art, technology and sustainability focused creative venue in Hackney Wick, by the Olympic Park.     

20 May


To celebrate the end of Again, A Time Machine: Stewart Home, SPACE and Book Works invite you to A Night of Psychedelic Noir.     

12 May

Patrick Staff --- The Nudist in Two Parts / part one, A Play, In Rehearsal

7:00 PM–8:00 PM The second and final performance of A Play, In Rehearsal: part one of The Nudist In Two Parts by Patrick Staff     

17 Feb

TALK: KERNEL //// UTILITY MODELS: Georgios Papadopoulos

6:30 PM–8:00 PM As part of their new series of collaborations “Utility Models”, art collective KERNEL present a talk by economist and philosopher Georgios Papadopoulos on his 2011 book “Notes Towards a Critique of Money”.     

  events projects

The Cut: Jessie Brennan, Chris Dorley-Brown and Daniel Lehan

Artists Jessie Brennan, Chris Dorley-Brown and Daniel Lehan's works explore personal testimonies and histories of a place at the London’s edge where the Romans settled, the invading Danes raided the Anglo Saxon kingdom, and which fostered inventions in chemicals, dyes and petrol, Bakelite, dry cleaning and many more.     

26 Nov events

La Bête (1975) - Walerian Borowczyk

7:00 PM–10:00 PM SCREENING: As part of Aaron Angell's exhibition at SPACE, on Saturday November 26th we will be screening Walerian Borowczyk's erotic-comedy-horror-drama La Bête (The Beast) (1975).     

21 Oct

Actual Reality

2:00 PM–4:00 PM Free afternoon workshop with Lucky Dragons     

20 Oct

Silicon Hackney

6:00 PM–9:30 PM Come and meet up with other Hackney-based creative media and technology people, and find out what they are up to.     

13–14 Oct 2011

The Life Project Showcase

6:00 PM–9:00 PM Openlab Workshops and SPACE are excited to present a showcase of the results of a new type of collaborative workshop project. 6pm - 9pm Thurs 13 and Fri 14 October MediaLab     

15 Mar–13 Dec 2011

Arlington Studio Visit Days

4:30 PM–7:30 PM The studios will be open for informal visits from Arlington staff, social economy partners, residents and guests four times a year.