Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Bloqs Cafe

This week, I would like to introduce to you an amazing space for artists and makers of all disciplines, which opened just over a year ago in North London.
Building Bloqs, as it is called, is a member based workspace, providing users facilities so they can process wood, metal, paper, plastics, and fabrics, and make almost anything imaginable.
The latest addition to this inspiring environment is the Bloqs Cafe, which offers food and drinks to users and friends of Building Bloqs in a beautiful setting.

I would like to introduce the Bloqs Cafe by way of this week’s menu, which I had the honour to design.

the design of the menu incorporates a shot of the cafe at the opening night on the May, 10, 2013

Building Bloqs is located in Edmonton, North London, just 2 minutes walk from the canal and Tottenham Marshes in Lea Valley Nature Reserve.
For more information visit:

www.buildingbloqs.com
bloqs cafe (facebook page)
© by Rupert Jaeger, all rights reserved

Magma Collective Camping

On the 21st of September 2013, Magma Collective will present Inter-Scape, the latest of the group’s Mnemonic City projects, in the form of an exhibition and event day at Building Bloqs in North London. The event will start at 12pm by the canal outside Tottenham Hale Tube station (Victoria Line) and will run north along the canal through Tottenham Marshes up to Building Bloqs, with performances, installations and other interventions on the way. At the Building Bloqs Gallery will be an art exhibition and in the Bloqs Cafe there will be video projections, music and food.

Inter-Scape is the 4th of Magma Collective’s Mnemonic City series, all projects that explore ideas surrounding cities and the urban environment, this time focusing on the strange mix of nature, industrial ruins, countryside and urban wasteland that exists in Tottenham Marshes, the setting for Inter-Scape. To get fully immersed in the subject, Magma Collective organised a camping night on the 9/10th of August 2013 in the marshes…

Below are a few snapshots of the night.

…about 8pm, 9th of August 2013, Tottenham Marshes, North London…the Magma Collective camping attempt (part 1) starts….

…after some looking around the area, and debating, we have selected a spot….right in the middle of the field….

…this is where we’ll spend the night…the tent we brought turns out is missing some main components, so it’ll be an open air experience….

Pascal Ancel Bartholdi is the first one to get the camera out…true Magma style….

…next one up is Yuri Pirondi with his GoPro…

Ines von Bonhorst is showing her photos to Jaime Valtierra… while Michael Baur is smiling to himself….

Yuri, this time with a slightly larger recording device….

Yuri and Ines in the distance, seen across the burnt patch of the marshes….

….and yet another shot of the gas tower structure and the electricity pylons….all very post-industrial…

…the whole magma group, the gas tower and the chimney of the incinerator in operation…at around 9:30pm…

…and finally a shot taken at around midnight…at this point we were talking about the euro crisis and other things, basically putting the world to rights…
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