Archive for January, 2009

people having their say

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

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Their are only two days left for you to come and have your say……. so far over 150 have come to the growingroom and have all had great things to say. It has been very interesting talking to so many different people, all with different veiws and ideas.

Holmesdale tunnel

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

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Most people that I have spoken to have said that they think the wall at holmesdale tunnel should come down. So that people can see that there is a green space behind it. Everyone thinks there should be railings or a fence there so that kids don’t run into the road and people can see everything.

Lee Valley High Students cme and have their say

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

lvh-1Spent the after with a great group of students from Lee Valley High School. Six students spent the afternoon interviewing each other and doing some creative film work in the Painters Lane Green Space. A couple of A level photography students are going to be doing a portrait project with the Map Hats at school and bring them to he growingroom next week along with some quotes from he students for my research.

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Students from Lee Valley High

Posted in Working towards an MA on January 25, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

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Last few days in the Growingroom

Posted in Working towards an MA on January 25, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

karen_growing_room1Spent Thursday working with a group of young people from Lee Valley HighSchool. They were very interested in the project and all had alot to say. Two photography students came and documented the work and will go back to school with the Map Hat and produce a series of portraits and get quotes from 10 other students at school to add to the research. All in all a very enjoyable Day. Friday rained for most of the day and only interviewed a few people, but the people I interviewed were very articlate, with some very interesting views. Had some people come in who just wanted to moan about the council.

Filming with The Enfield tree man

Posted in Working towards an MA on January 20, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

Spent the morning at the Cartehatch Depot filming Andy (the tree man),Through the consultation at the ‘Growingroom on Painters Lane I have realised that the public have very little understanding of why old trees are replaced with young trees and the reasons for doing it, so I thought it would be a good idea to get some answers for the film. Andy has worked as a tree specialist in Enfield for over 30 years and has an enormous knowledge of trees and problems associated with planting in an urban area. All trees that are removed are either coming to the end of their life, diseased, storm damaged, effecting services and infer structure, a danger to traffic or the general public. No trees are removed for know reason, Andy is a self confessed tree hugger and would not distroy a healthy tree.

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More facts about tree planting in Enfield will be edited into the final film.

Workshop at Chesterfield Primary School

Posted in Working towards an MA on January 20, 2009 by karenloiswhiteread

As part of the growingroom consultation I have established links with three Enfield schools and have organised filming workshops with four groups of children. 11 year 5 and 6 young people from Chesterfield Primary School took part in the growing heads workshops yesterday. To take part they had to fill in an application

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as you can see they made an amazing effort to get slected for the project and came up with some great ideas for the greening of Enfield.