Hackney Bike Portraits – Launch

August 3rd, 2011 by Kat

The exhibition and Private View bike ride went really well. Many thanks to everyone involved. A write up from the event is on the Cycling Cultures blog.

Exhibition details

July 12th, 2011 by Kat

This is the postcard to accompany the exhibition of the Hackney Bike Portraits.
See details for the launch bike ride and private view below. Let me know if you want to come along. Numbers are limited for the ride and RSVPs are already coming in.

Bike Portraits – Exhibition – More info

June 3rd, 2011 by Kat

The exhibition is confirmed to run from the end of July and extend through August.

It will be held in five bike shops in Hackney and surrounds:

Lock 7. 129 Pritchard’s Road, E2 9AP
London Field Cycles. 281 Mare St, E8 1GR
Two Wheels Good. 65 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0UL
Push Cycles. 35c Newington Green, N16 9PR
Look Mum No Hands. 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX

Exact dates and details about the private view will be on the website shortly.

Bike Portraits – Exhibition!

April 6th, 2011 by Kat

I have just heard that I have been awarded a small amount of funding from the UEL to put on an exhibition of the Hackney Bike Portraits taken during the project. The event will take place May/June-ish July/August-ish. Lots more to come as I work out the details.

Bike Portrait #15 – Amy, London Fields

April 5th, 2011 by Kat

Bike Portrait #14 Andrew – Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

April 5th, 2011 by Kat

Bike Portrait #18 – Rosa, Parkwood Primary school

February 9th, 2011 by Kat

Hackney fieldwork – finishing off

November 29th, 2010 by Rachel

We’ve been finishing off the main fieldwork in Hackney, and as in Hull there is lots more stuff we could have done. One of the themes that’s been coming up in Hackney as well as Hull are the links between cycling and childhood, and how to (a) encourage children to start cycling regularly as well as (b) encourage them to continue cycling into adulthood. We’re planning to write an article on cycling and childhood based on our interview data (as so many people have mentioned cycling, or occasionally not-cycling, as children), so some thoughts along these lines may appear on the bike blog in due course…(on my part when my marking permits!)

In the meantime, here is a picture of part of a Dr. Bike poster produced by Hackney Council – schools can apply to run a Dr Bike session during term time and the Council will provide support. I liked this image (the bottom half of the poster has a space where the school can write the date of their session).

Dr Bike is coming!

Bike Portrait #13 – Caroline, Wilton Way

November 11th, 2010 by Kat


Bike Portrait #12 – Stefano, Dalston Ln, Pembury Rd & Amhurst Rd

November 11th, 2010 by Kat

Many thanks to Stefano for being first night Bike Portrait of the series. It is definitely a messier montage than usual. The colour pallete is limited, the overlaps are haphazard and I have three feet but I think it still captures the cacophony of traffic, light and noise of that intersection.