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Bridging the gap between the local audience and the artistic production agency

Interfaces bridging the gap

The project explored the disconnect or gap between the diverse art organisations in the Hackney areas of Mare Street and the area around Here East in the Olympic Park and parts of the local community.

The initial research for the project was supported by King's as one of five pilot programmes to arise from the Cultural space programme interventions that took place in October and November 2014. 

It will develop and test human and technological interfaces, or prototypes, that can help to bridge this gap and encourage the community to engage with the cultural offering of the organisations.

Interfaces is a collaboration project between Dr Dirk vom Lehn, Department of Management at King's College London, and Anna Harding,  SPACE, in partnership with Claire Gevaux, The Legacy List, and Jasmine Wilson,  Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.

Project team

Dr Dirk vom Lehn, Department of Management at King's College London
Dirk vom Lehn is a Lecturer in Marketing, Interaction and Technology. His research examines the relationship between technology and social interaction in a range of cultural and social spaces, from museums to market places. Recent publications include 'Action at the exhibit face: video and the analysis of social interaction in museums and galleries' (2016) and 'Data, now bigger and better!' (2016).

Anna Harding, SPACE
Anna Harding joined SPACE as CEO in 2005. She was previously Programme Director MA Curating, Visual Arts Department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and before that worked as a curator and director at Kettle's Yard. 

SPACE is a visual arts organisation that promotes innovation whilst providing workspace and support to promote artist sustainability.  

Claire Gevaux, The Legacy List
Claire Gevaux is Creative Director of The Legacy List. Her involvement with the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park began in 2008 during her time with the Olympic Delivery Authority, where she was tasked with embedding the arts and culture into the site. She previously worked for Arts Council England. 

The Legacy List is part of the cultural and university district in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Jasmine Wilson, Studio Wayne McGregor
Jasmine Wilson is an arts manager and current Creative Director of Learning at Wayne McGregor | Random Dance. She was a Clore Leadership Fellow in 2009, as part of which she was seconded to Tate Britain. 

Studio Wayne McGregor (Formerly Wayne McGregor | Random Dance) is the studio of leading choreographer Wayne McGregor and home to his touring company.

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This project is supported by the Cultural Space Programme