The Waste Agency
Nestled between London’s two newest skyscrapers, the Leadenhall Building aka `The Cheesegrater’, and 20 Fenchurch Street aka `The Walkie-Talkie’, Platform-7 has taken over a disused HMV* for 6 weeks as part of a new 3-year performance art intervention, the Waste.Agency [map].Andy Pratt has collaborated with Platform 7 as part of a knowledge exchange activity – in the form of an AHRC ‘Creative Voucher’ linked to AHRC funded Creative Works London. A report produced about a previous intervention – Silent Cacophony is available here:Pratt, A. C. 2014. The Enigma that is Platform-7: CWL Creative Voucher, The Silent Cacophony case study. In Working paper No. 8. London: Creative Works London.The current intervention discusses consumption and wastefulness with financiers, insurers and lawyers, by exploring the economic system built on natural resources and oil, which the majority of the world’s population has come to rely on, and asks the question; is it really sustainable? The location is key in generating a conversation with those who understand the intricacies of finance and legal machinations that the economic world revolves around.
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