Furtherfield is London’s longest running (de)centre for art and technology. Since 1996 we have developed an international reputation for initiating experiments in artistic co-creation across digital and physical networks. We continue to invest time and energy in decentralised and distributed p2p practices, fostering new projects with artists, and seizing and challenging debates about the role of art and technology in society. We advocate always for open and playful engagement with people and their technologies, encapsulated in a process of ‘doing it with others’ (DIWO). We have maintained a distinct presence and interconnectedness across networked space whilst remaining grounded in a physical locality, by presenting work through our Gallery and Commons located in the middle of London’s 150-year-old Finsbury Park.
Spitalfields City Farm was started in 1978 in response to local people’s wishes to convert a former railway goods depot into allotments. With a long tradition in the East End of backyard farming, it wasn’t long before chickens, rabbits and geese appeared on the scene! The farm gained charitable status in 1980 and has since developed into a project providing a wide range of activities and opportunities to the local community and visiting groups. We keep a selection of farm animals and have developed different growing areas across our 1.3 acre site. We receive over 18,000 visitors a year.
The Gaia Foundation are a small, feisty organisation with over 30 years experience accompanying partners, communities and movements in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. Together we work to revive bio-cultural diversity, to regenerate healthy ecosystems and to strengthen community self-governance for climate change resilience. With a base in north London, we work all over the world and apply a holistic approach to addressing the root causes of our converging crises, triggered by the industrial growth society.
The project is funded through the EPSRC Not-Equal Network Plus.