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The SHED Project: Are Mini-houses the Future for London?

Here’s an interesting temporary and recyclable housing idea that SEEN would definitely like to try. Lowe Guardians proposes to create housing solutions for young professionals and creatives, whilst protecting vacant warehouses and office blocks from deterioration, vandals and squatters.

Self-contained micro-homes can erected within a day and can be deconstructed just as quickly to minimise waste. Though moving into a property as a guardian can be very cheap, the living conditions can be problematic, which is when company CEO Tim Lowe had the idea of the mini-houses, designed by architects Studio Bark.

Constructed in modular sections from Smartply (a mixture of oriented strand boarding and recycled polyester), and are insulated and soundproofed with lambs’ wool. They’re easily transported and, it is hoped, might well provide housing for homeless people and refugees in a city, which despite the demand for affordable housing, still has an extraordinary number of empty properties.

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Posturing: The Female Body in Fashion

The Ground Floor Project, Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion was the first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM. The exhibition brought together diverse photographers, whose images pushed the boundaries of fashion image-making, connected by a shared interest in posture, gesture and pose. The viewer was challenged to consider both the body’s role in the construction of a fashion photograph …

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Art on a Postcard Presents: Secret Auction 2017 for the Hepatitis C Trust

After the success of last year’s auction, which raised over £75,000, The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction returns for its 4th year. Guests at the private view on the 14th November at Unit London, included Sadie Frost, Alan McGee, Charlie Brooks, Dougie Wallace, David Harrison, Benjamin Murphy and Rowan Newton. World renowned …

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Omar Souleyman Releases ‘To Syria, With Love’

SEEN cannot believe that she hasn’t listened to anything by the great Omar Souleyman, before. He started out as a wedding singer in his native Syria before re-locating to Turkey six years ago to escape the civil war. Since then he’s toured the globe, collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize …