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Learning from Informality – Architecture and Space of South American Barrios

Learning from Informality – Architecture and Space of South American Barrios

In this contribution I would like to discuss ownership of space, at both a social and individual

Food as a network: utilising waste in cities of excess

Food as a network: utilising waste in cities of excess

If proponents of the ‘smart city’ are to be believed, enhanced urban networking is the

On the Street

On the Street

Gentrification in the swimming pool

Gentrification in the swimming pool

Our Caravanserai Legacy Walk

Our Caravanserai Legacy Walk

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

Caravanserai is a rare oasis

Caravanserai is a rare oasis

On September 25, 2015, Dr. Jones’s class, COLWRIT R4B Reading and Composition, went

An Incredibly Refreshing Break

An Incredibly Refreshing Break

On Thursday, September 24th, 2015, I visited Caravanserai with my college writing class. As

An Eye-Opening Experience

An Eye-Opening Experience

Thursday’s trip to Caravanserai was definitely an eye-opening experience for

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

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

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

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

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

Paper pot maker workshop

Paper pot maker workshop

09.05.2015

 

Not ones to waste here at the Caravanserai this workshop took

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

Caravanserai Learns Hospitality Tips From Airbnb

Caravanserai Learns Hospitality Tips From Airbnb

Last week, the Caravanserai team were invited to an exclusive Airbnb

<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Voices of the Caravanserai</span>
A reflection with Jade Sempare
Vertical Garden in progress

Vertical Garden in progress

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Broken Light at Music Weekend Festival

Broken Light at Music Weekend Festival

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Awareness of modernity in a small region of Italy
Music Weekend Festival
Arch 1 at Canning Town Caravanserai
Reconnecting with nature
AMNET CSR Day with Project Dirt
No Job Too Small
Self Made City: The Future of Regeneration ?
Light Follows Behaviour
Steelband Classes at Caravanserai
Thank You, SISK
Self Made City Symposium

Self Made City Symposium

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Dome Making Workshop at Caravanserai
<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Partnering with Silvertown’s New School</span>

Partnering with Silvertown’s New School

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URBANISTAS at ECOBUILD

URBANISTAS at ECOBUILD

<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Faith Drama Group at Caravanserai</span>

Faith Drama Group at Caravanserai

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<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Joan Soane Museum Visit</span>

Joan Soane Museum Visit

<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Flitched Yard is Complete</span>

Flitched Yard is Complete

Gardening Club

Gardening Club

<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Laura Pelfort</span>

Laura Pelfort

Laura Pelfort

<span class="dojodigital_toggle_title">Nayan Kulkani</span>

Nayan Kulkani

 

Nayan Kulkani

Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures

Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures

Temporary Urbanism: A Tool Towards Adaptable Futures

We have recently
Ska Toons

Ska Toons

Today we have a guest post from the very talented illustrator and musician 

A Brief Berlin-Terlude
People, Ideas and Skill

People, Ideas and Skill

People, Ideas and Skill

Learning

Learning

A word that could describe my experience and my feelings about the Caravanserai is

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

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!

 

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

The metamorphosis

The metamorphosis

 At the Caravanserai, we are precise and spontaneous. We are serious and easy-going.
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

#Flitched- Where it all began…

#Flitched- Where it all began…

We are pleased to let you know that we will be running a fantastic evening event on Monday 18

Flitched: The upcycler’s design competition

Flitched: The upcycler’s design competition

Flitched invites architects, designers, and ecologists working with
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,

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

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
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