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Street Society

Street Society

Street Society is a weeklong design event facilitated by architecture staff from the School of
gentrification in the swimming pool

gentrification in the swimming pool

the pool where I swim used to be a low profile, unpretentious (though awesome) community swimming
Communities and Public Space: by Architect Iliona Outram, RIBA

Communities and Public Space: by Architect Iliona Outram, RIBA

Today we have forgotten how to build a community and what to do with public space in the city But
The Phantom of Harmonie

The Phantom of Harmonie

In this contribution, I would like to reflect on the production of public space in Indonesia’s
The Caravanserai goes to Reggio Emilia

The Caravanserai goes to Reggio Emilia

Last week I was invited to talk about self-organised spaces in Reggio Emilia, a city 35 miles from
on the South

on the South

I’m going to a meeting in Comuna 8 in Buenos Aires today I’m not very sure what the meeting is
Communities and Public Space – Buenos Aires 1950s shantytowns

Communities and Public Space – Buenos Aires 1950s shantytowns

For decades architects, geographers and urban designers have been fascinated by the link between
Fantastic upcycling at Nomadic Gardens

Fantastic upcycling at Nomadic Gardens

One really gets a sense of being a kid again, an instictive yearning to grab a hammer and some
Captivating talk by Jimmy at Nomadic Gardens on third space

Captivating talk by Jimmy at Nomadic Gardens on third space

Captivating talk by Jimmy from @nomadic_community_gardens on ‘third space’ –
Our Caravanserai Legacy Walk

Our Caravanserai Legacy Walk

Following the dismantling of our site in November 2015, we invite you to pick up the threads and
The Last Post

The Last Post

Loz Speyer blows his horn as the sun goes down on the Caravanserai  
What truly defines a community?

What truly defines a community?

What truly defines a community Is it the people within it Is it the cultures it is comprised of Is
Caravanserai is a rare oasis

Caravanserai is a rare oasis

On September 25, 2015, Dr Jones’s class, COLWRIT R4B Reading and Composition, went to
An Incredibly Refreshing Break

An Incredibly Refreshing Break

On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, I visited Caravanserai with my college writing class As always,
An Eye-Opening Experience

An Eye-Opening Experience

Thursday’s trip to Caravanserai was definitely an eye-opening experience for me   Right as I
My Experience at Caravanserai Was One of Fascination and Wonder

My Experience at Caravanserai Was One of Fascination and Wonder

Caravanserai is a small friendly communal site that was built freely in a five-year span as an
Caravanserai – A Canning Town Treat

Caravanserai – A Canning Town Treat

I arrived in Canning Town tube station with another classmate after an uneventful ride in the
The Caravanserai Stands as an Oasis in the Middle of a Capitalistic Desert

The Caravanserai Stands as an Oasis in the Middle of a Capitalistic Desert

The Caravanserai represents in many respects a pushback against modern capitalistic materialism in
Pleasure of Visiting Caravanserai

Pleasure of Visiting Caravanserai

This past Thursday, September 24th, I had the pleasure of visiting Caravanserai with my English
My Time at Caravanserai

My Time at Caravanserai

I have never been to a place like Caravanserai before When I first walked into the area, I was
Fantastic experience at the Caravanserai

Fantastic experience at the Caravanserai

Visiting the Caravanserai today in Canning Town was a fantastic experience It was both refreshing
Legacy for Meanwhile Use

Legacy for Meanwhile Use

Our project and community manager for the Summer 2014, Hajir Kheder, has exhibited at Central
Tie Dye – 01.08.2015

Tie Dye – 01.08.2015

Hippy fad or part of a new wave of diy enthusiasm, tie dye can breathe some new life into old
Foraging – 18.07.2015

Foraging – 18.07.2015

Sun greeted the keen foragers in the morning at Caravanserai, perfect weather for a tour of the
Caravanserai Summer Spectacular

Caravanserai Summer Spectacular

  On Saturday, 27 June we held our summer spectacular The event was designed to celebrate all
Rocket Rockets! – 20.06.2015

Rocket Rockets! – 20.06.2015

  It was time for a slightly more crafty workshop this time around, so we were teaching people
Elderflower cordial making – 6.06.2015

Elderflower cordial making – 6.06.2015

With the smell of Elderflower in the air and summer on the horizon we ran a workshop teaching
Rosemary shampoo making

Rosemary shampoo making

Normal shampoo strips the moisture from your hair so for this workshop we made a natural shampoo
Paper pot maker workshop

Paper pot maker workshop

09052015   Not ones to waste here at the Caravanserai this workshop took off cuts from our
Greening the Overground event – 1.05.2015

Greening the Overground event – 1.05.2015

Last Friday Josh and Julian from the Caravanserai were invited to Groundwork’s “Greening the
Making natural dyes from plants

Making natural dyes from plants

For the second workshop at the Caravanserai this season we looked at various plants which can be
Re-inventing the window-box

Re-inventing the window-box

We have plenty of pallets on site and once broken up they provide a useful source of rustic looking
Caravanserai Learns Hospitality Tips From Airbnb

Caravanserai Learns Hospitality Tips From Airbnb

Last week, the Caravanserai team were invited to an exclusive Airbnb event where we met hosts from
Voices of the Caravanserai

Voices of the Caravanserai

  By Helen Sears and Anna Back   How to measure success How to assess the social Impact
A reflection with Jade Sempare

A reflection with Jade Sempare

Seven weeks into the gardening programme Ability Grows, the caravanserai team took the chance to
Vertical Garden in progress

Vertical Garden in progress

  With Summer in full swing there’s lots to talk about at the Canning Town Caravanserai
Broken Light at Music Weekend Festival

Broken Light at Music Weekend Festival

  Text and photos by Shannon Du Hasky   A great day was had at the Caravanserai on July
Awareness of modernity in a small region of Italy

Awareness of modernity in a small region of Italy

  By Andrea Cippitelli   “Sottoradice” is a project that started officially in April
Music Weekend Festival

Music Weekend Festival

  Last weekend Canning Town Caravanserai opened its gates to all music and summer lovers to
Arch 1 at Canning Town Caravanserai

Arch 1 at Canning Town Caravanserai

  By Shannon du Hasky | Broken Light   I am so pleased as excitement just keeps building
Reconnecting with nature

Reconnecting with nature

  By Juris Platancis Photo by Hajir Kheder   ‘How do they make different types of
AMNET CSR Day with Project Dirt

AMNET CSR Day with Project Dirt

  On the 8th July the Canning Town Caravanserai (CTC) and its team welcomed members from AMNET
No Job Too Small

No Job Too Small

  After the columns to support flitched had been installed, scaffolding was needed to provide
Self Made City: The Future of Regeneration ?

Self Made City: The Future of Regeneration ?

  By John Jeffers, London, 26th May 2014   This article is written in the light of the
Light Follows Behaviour

Light Follows Behaviour

  On a rainy Saturday afternoon we brought our torches and old cereal boxes at Caravanserai to
Steelband Classes at Caravanserai

Steelband Classes at Caravanserai

  Newham Steelband brought their steel drums and drum kits to Caravanserai to give a
Thank You, SISK

Thank You, SISK

  SISK worked hard along with Caravanserai team for more than two weeks in order to get our
Self Made City Symposium

Self Made City Symposium

  Caravanserai Spring Season had a great kickstart at Self Made City Symposium that took place
Dome Making Workshop at Caravanserai

Dome Making Workshop at Caravanserai

Caravanserai was excited to collaborate with New Earth UK for a Dome Making Workshop on April
Partnering with Silvertown’s New School

Partnering with Silvertown’s New School

  We are really excited about the opportunity to work with Caravanserai I had a site visit
An urban dream coming true

An urban dream coming true

Last Saturday I had the chance to discover the world of Canning Town Caravanserai Right opposite
URBANISTAS at ECOBUILD

URBANISTAS at ECOBUILD

  URBANISTAS at ECOBUILD: on Tuesday, Cany Ash of Ash Sakula Architects, Semra Ekinci,
Faith Drama Group at Caravanserai

Faith Drama Group at Caravanserai

  Introducing…Caravanserai’s 2014-15 Artists in Residence – FAITH Drama
Joan Soane Museum Visit

Joan Soane Museum Visit

As part of Joan Soanes Young Architects’ club we were visited by Future Architects aged 7-10
Siraj Izhar on why we all need to know about legislation and political promises

Siraj Izhar on why we all need to know about legislation and political promises

“40% of the Olympic Village was to go to local people, 25% is now occupied by local people, which
Flitched Yard is Complete

Flitched Yard is Complete

Following an intensive summer on site, Flitched Yard was completed in November thanks to our 53
Gardening Club

Gardening Club

Hosted by Valerie Segree, a local with a great interest in everything green, The Gardening Club
Laura Pelfort

Laura Pelfort

Laura Pelfort 2013 |design and built   wwwbehancenet/LauraPelfort   Laura Pelfort was
Nayan Kulkani

Nayan Kulkani

  Nayan Kulkani 2013 | arts and visuals 21 ARTISTS   wwwnkprojectscouk Multimedia artist
Interactive Technologies at CTC

Interactive Technologies at CTC

  Laurent Louyer 2013 | interactive technologies CREATMOSPHERE wwwcreatmospherecom
Light Night Canning Town

Light Night Canning Town

  Caravanserai co-hosted Light Night Canning Town, a free community arts event co-ordinated
Trade School Coming to the Caravanserai

Trade School Coming to the Caravanserai

This story starts with three curious people: Louise Ma, Rich Watts and Caroline Woolard – all
Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures

Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures

Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures We have recently been developing the idea of
Death of the High Street? Enter the Caravanserai!

Death of the High Street? Enter the Caravanserai!

    As the Caravanserai emerges from the ground, there’s one week left for depressed high
Canning Town Caravanserai – A Living Experiment

Canning Town Caravanserai – A Living Experiment

The Canning Town Caravanserai is a living experiment in regeneration in the new economic reality
Ska Toons

Ska Toons

Today we have a guest post from the very talented illustrator and musician Michael
Hosting at the Caravanserai

Hosting at the Caravanserai

Since our spring reopening earlier this month, I’ve had the pleasure of hosting two Caravanserai
A Brief Berlin-Terlude

A Brief Berlin-Terlude

  Upon a recent trip to Germany, I couldn’t help but notice that Berliners have seemingly
Myself, the Role of Social Media and the Caravanserai

Myself, the Role of Social Media and the Caravanserai

  Hi I’m Theo Jones I’ve been leading the Caravanserai’s social media, events, marketing
The Architecture of Our Building Site

The Architecture of Our Building Site

  It is Friday, the 11th of August 2012 The sun is touching the horizon while three musicians play
People, Ideas and Skill

People, Ideas and Skill

People, Ideas and Skill Caravanserai for me is an opportunity for the collaboration of people,
Learning

Learning

A word that could describe my experience and my feelings about the Caravanserai is “Learning”
On the menu at the Caravanserai

On the menu at the Caravanserai

Dada Jee always used to say that a good tradesman is an organized tradesman; if you are not
The Role of Art, Culture and Architecture as Catalysts for Change

The Role of Art, Culture and Architecture as Catalysts for Change

The post-games development of the Olympic Park may yet trigger controversies but
Miracle Berry

Miracle Berry

The Caravanserai, a magical place where Guinness turns to chocolate and pickled onions become
Caravanserai in the Modern World

Caravanserai in the Modern World

As I know Persia used to be the origin of Caravanserai As a result most of the ancient
A View From Inside the Caravanserai: A Design and Build Internship

A View From Inside the Caravanserai: A Design and Build Internship

The internship was a challenge to flitch together, and find a way to design and build a making
This is Not the Conventional Way of Designing!

This is Not the Conventional Way of Designing!

  For those who have worked so hard to achieve all these stages of Flitched, I strongly
The Art of Scavenging

The Art of Scavenging

We are not a charity We are upcylcers! The materials we use are those that don’t have any
Everybody is hungry!

Everybody is hungry!

How do you make something from nothing The Flitched Making Yard at the Canning Town Caravanserai is
The metamorphosis

The metamorphosis

 At the Caravanserai, we are precise and spontaneous We are serious and easy-going Here at the
Making the dream a reality : An intern’s journey into the Caravanserai

Making the dream a reality : An intern’s journey into the Caravanserai

When I was 6 years old, I joined Girl Guides with, despite my young age, three clear reasons in
#Flitched- Where it all began…

#Flitched- Where it all began…

Monday 18 February FLITCHED PRESENTATION NIGHT
#Flitched Challenge

#Flitched Challenge

Upcycling for Grownups – We are looking for a big structure The demands are quite modest;
The #Flitched Networking Event at Buro Four

The #Flitched Networking Event at Buro Four

The #Flitched networking event, generously hosted by Buro Four on Monday 10 December, served as an
Flitched: The upcycler’s design competition

Flitched: The upcycler’s design competition

Flitched invites architects, designers, and ecologists working with structural engineers to design
Experiences at The Long Table Language School

Experiences at The Long Table Language School

All started when I first met with Cany Ash at the Caravanserai in Canning Town, we were talking
Architects’ Journal takes a tour of Canning Town Caravanserai

Architects’ Journal takes a tour of Canning Town Caravanserai

Footprint pays a visit to the Caravanserai on the eve of Open House weekend 20 September, 2012 | By
My exciting experience at Canning Town Caravanserai

My exciting experience at Canning Town Caravanserai

During the last three weeks, I have participated in the Canning Town Caravanserai project by Ash
Talking Craft at Caravanserai Pop Up Tuesdays

Talking Craft at Caravanserai Pop Up Tuesdays

Ben Bolgar from the Princes Foundation // Marc Thomas + Nick from Millimetre // Taty Vela + Simon
Thinking Green at Caravanserai Pop Up Tuesdays

Thinking Green at Caravanserai Pop Up Tuesdays

Last Tuesday brought urban farmers, students and curious individuals down to the Caravanserai The
April Fools Caravanserai Weekend

April Fools Caravanserai Weekend

Despite blustery beginnings, we enjoyed a wonderful Aprils Fools weekend and opening to the Canning
Designs on Paper Becoming Reality

Designs on Paper Becoming Reality

Our building team have been working hard to design and build the first pieces of the Caravanserai