If you’re in London this summer and not scared to venture East, you might get rewarded.
Architecture group Assemble, made up of Cambridge graduates and responsible for last year’s Cineroleum (a pop-up cinema in an abandoned petrol station http://www.cineroleum.co.uk/), just launched another unlikely project – under a motorway.
Set beneath Hackney Wick’s A12 flyover by the Hackney Cut canal, Folly For a Flyover is a wooden brick faux-Victorian terrace house structure that includes an outdoor cinema, a coffee shop, and custom-made playhouse furniture. Creative tomfoolery in an aesthetic Heart of Darkness. Until the end of this month, the bizarrely organic-feeling installation (hand-made out of local, reclaimed or donated material) will host a variety of screenings, performances and workshops with changing themes such as “Characters/Superheroes” or “Visions”.
And the space is no enclave – canal boat trips and walks to the surrounding marshes provide unexpected perspectives on the intersection between nature, urban wastelands and the hyper development of the nearby Olympic village.
Supported by the Barbican and the Bank of America, until the 31st July - http://www.follyforaflyover.co.uk/