May 16, 2012
Paint The City
Ever dreamed of paint bombing the Gherkin?
Join engineers from Buro Happold to build a giant catapult and take aim at a target range of our city’s most iconic buildings. With the help of engineering expertise, learn to construct a medieval weapon of warfare, and see who can fling their paint-filled missiles the farthest. Come help us make an even bigger mess of a demolished site in East London.
When: July 8th, 2pm-5pm
Where: Just opposite the Canning Town Underground Station on a development site between Silvertown Way and Clarkson Road (formerly Montesquieu Estate), London, E16 1EA.
The event is powered by Industri[us], a collaborative action that reworks and revalues former waste products, transforming them into objects that are useful and desirable – check out their awesome short video about the project here. All catapults will be made from upcycled materials gathered from around Newham. If you would like to donate materials or indeed models to our reconfigured ‘London’ please contact Clare (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kat (email@example.com).
Part of the London Festival of Architecture.
This event is generously sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering.