Made in Hayes

EMI records archives

Working with local public and private bodies in Hayes to propose and develop projects in the town centre and surrounding area.

More about this project

In 2012 John McDonnell MP (Lab, Hayes and Harlington) invited The Cass Schools of Art, Architecture and Design to propose and establish public arts and architecture projects in Hayes:

“We want to explore the potential for launching over the next few years a series of public arts projects in Hayes that could create a focal point for community activity.”

As a response to this, The Cass Schools are developing the Made in Hayes programme, a series of public art, architecture and design projects initiated by Cass students that will take place in Hayes over the coming years. All projects will consider what great things have been, are being and will be made in Hayes, and generate ideas about how the town can continue to flourish.

So far projects include: Silversmithing and Jewellery students working with Hillingdon Play Association to produce designs and make ‘gifts’ as awards for Volunteer Play Ambassadors; MA Fine Art and Photography students working with the ex EMI factory site, Architecture Studio 3 working with Grow Heathrow and the Austin Estate to develop a community gardening initiative, and Spatial Planning and Urban Design producing a manifesto for Hayes about Hayes.

In December, MA Photography and MA Fine Art hosted an event at Hayes Bandstand, where they showed images of work they had captured at the ex EMI factory, and asked passers by ‘Do you remember your first record?’ John McDonnell MP brought along his record - Please Please Me by The Beatles, which was played on the Bandstand along with The Clash and Edith Piaf.

Architecture Studio 3 with Grow Heathrow and Hillingdon Play Association hosted a ‘Talking, Playing, Growing’ event at the Austin Estate where the students tested their ‘Conversation Kits’ to discuss Community Gardening. These had been developed through engagement with Abbey Gardens Community Garden in Stratford. Grow Heathrow provided teas grown on their gardens, and Hillingdon Play Association brought play equipment that included a slack line strung between trees on the Estate. This event started an engagement process with the Estate.

The projects have also recently negotiated the use of an empty shop on Hayes High Street, which we hope to be inhabiting soon. This will be used as a base for projects to host conversations, workshops, exhibitions, and other events. Watch that space!

Images

Mobile workshop poster

Architecture Studio 3

Pinning on the gift

John McDonnell helping Play Ambassador

Uxbridge Gazette article

Talk, Play, Grow event at the Austin Estate

Talking over home grown tea

Talk, Play, Grow event at the Austin Estate

Playing

Talk, Play, Grow event at the Austin Estate

Chalking

Talk, Play, Grow event at the Austin Estate

MA Photography

Geoff Titley

MA Photography

Katherine Long

MA Photography

Ylva Bengtsson

MA Fine Art

Roger Clarke

Station Road Bridge

Looking East, looking West

Ex EMI Records factory

Cabinet Building

Austin Road housing estate

1930's turntable production

Photo from the EMI archives

Ex EMI Records site

Blyth Road

Opposite EMI Records site

More Cass Projects

Huguenot Projects at Soho Create Festival

Cass Student work is shown at the Huguenot Church, Soho Square

Huguenot Projects work from across the School was exhibited at the French Protestant Church on Soho Square as part of Soho Create Festival 2015.

Made in Hayes continued

Updates on The Cass 'Made in Hayes' projects

The Cass ‘Made in Hayes’ cross school projects started in 2012/13, and Studios across the Schools of Art, Architecture and Design have continued to build on their work in the Hayes area since then.

The Spirit of Soho

The cross-faculty project for 2015/16

Following the success of last year’s Huguenot projects shown at the Soho Create festival, The Cass has been invited back to show in 2016 with a new brief: ‘The Spirit of Soho’.

Reinterpreting the Primitive Hut

A collaboration with The Cass and Sir John Soane's Museum

7 Architectural Units at The Cass were invited by Robert Mull and the Director of Sir John Soane's Museum to respond to the theme of the Primitive Hut.

Huguenot Stories

Cross-Faculty project inspired by the Huguenots history

Inspired by the rich history of the Huguenots, many of whom settled in and around East London.

St Botolph Church design competition

Architectural design competition with St Botolph without Aldgate Church and the Cass Projects Office.

Students of architecture at The Cass, London Metropolitan University studying their Part II and Part III were invited to submit concept drawings for a new hall that responds to the needs of the church, the community and the area.

More Made in Hayes

Updates on The Cass Made in Hayes projects

Following the series of workshops and events on the High Street and around the Austin Estate in 2013, the new cohort of Architecture Studio 3 students received funding from Hillingdon Community Trust to host more events at the Austin Estate.

Made in Hayes

Working with local public and private bodies in Hayes to propose and develop projects in the town centre and surrounding area.

EMI records archives

The Aldgate Project

Work-in-progress show

A cross-disciplinary project, with 20 different groups of students engaging in products based in and developed in response to the area of Aldgate in East London.

DESIGN/shift Project

The School of Design launches its inaugural Project ‘DESIGN/shift’. A time for evolution/ r-evolution through design research & professional practice activities & events to critique & re-imagine the contemporary Design School.

Brazil Study Programme: Living in the City

The School of Architecture continues to co-ordinate the Brazil Study Programme to explore transformative outcomes for a new approach to urbanism and professional collaboration.

Conversation Pieces

Unit 5

Conversation Pieces were chosen for the Olympic Dressing Initiative by the GLA to be deployed in the City of London, Whitechapel and Spitalfields during the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012.

Agra

Kachhpura in Agra, India

An on-going live project focused on water, waste and sanitation in the settlement of Kachhpura in Agra, India. Projects have received continued support and funding from the Water Trust.

Navi Mumbai

Quarry worker settlements in Navi Mumbai, India

Two quarry classrooms for children’s bridge classes were constructed by students, researchers and local communities at Baban Seth quarry (March 2010) and Tata Press quarry.

Sierra Leone

Kaningo in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Members of the Projects Office and students from the Architecture school at the Cass have been collaborating with Freetown and the Sierra Leonian NGO Community Empowerment Support Organisation (CESO)

Providence Row

Urban garden

Providence Row is a charitable organisation located on Wentworth Street in East London.

Kingsmead Primary School

New Reception classroom

ASD Projects was approached by Kingsmead Primary School in Hackney London and invited to design a new reception classroom, outdoor learning space and parents’ waiting area.

Outdoor stage in Kronberg, Germany

Live Project by Undergraduate Studio 3

The project was initiated by Studio 3 for a set of informal cultural organisations in Kronberg, Germany, started in June 2009.

Cuba

New architecture school and an international research centre in Sancti Spiritus

London Met and ASD have entered negotiations with the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education and the Universities of Sancti Spíritus and Santa Clara in Cuba to establish a new architecture faculty and an international research centre in Sancti Spiritus.

National Schools Ideas Project

A Schools Design Capacity Building programme to share ideas to help improve the quality of school design and innovation for the DCSF’s school investment programmes including Primary Capital Projects and Building Schools for the Future over a three- year period.

Shelter for The Sharks

Studio 3's proposal for a canoe hub in Hayes

This booklet documents the work that Architecture Studio 3 has done to explore the use of a shipping container to provide a shelter for canoeing club The Sharks in Hayes.

Recent news from The Cass

Folkestone is an Art School!

2 September to 5 November 2017

Major new initiative by artist(s) / The Cass Fine Art Professor(s) Bob and Roberta Smith will raise awareness of the importance of arts education.

The Poetic Dimension in Architecture

Architecture Research Unit at The Cass present a new series of evening lectures by high-profile international practitioners

Different Strokes

East End pub becomes an art gallery, launching series of pop-up exhibitions by first year Fine Art students

London Met Academic appears on BBC World Service

Anne Karpf was invited to discuss the week’s events and news on the BBC World Service’s Weekend programme.

School/Work: Architectural Conversations between Pedagogy and Practice

A new exhibition featuring work from award-winning architects who teach at The Cass explores the relationship between teaching and practice.

Mudchute Making Workshop

Second year undergraduate architecture students participated in a 4 day 1:1 making workshop at Mudchute Farm.

Crossing the border of art, architecture, music and experimental performance

Musarc, one of the UK's most progressive choral ensembles which is based at The Cass, have featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Choir.

What’s new from Theatre and Performance

Theatre and Performance launch exciting partnership with InTRANSIT and student creates short film to document Living Theatre visit.

Nostalgia Is Not Enough

8-31 March 2017

Photography exhibition in Cass Foyer Gallery for Women's History Month features recently recovered images of The Brady Girls Club.

No Dogs, No Indians

Play by London Met lecturer weaves together true and fictional tales of British colonialism and its legacy to mark 70 years of India’s independence.

Love and Violence

Cass Senior Lecturer exhibits work at Galleria Civica Cavour, Padua.

Project Red brings the catwalk to The Cass

Fashion designers of the future showcase their designs in third annual fashion show.

Toward Paestum, Forward

23 March 2017

Public lecture by Aleks Catina explores the problem of irony in architecture.

Photographic Experiments

Until Saturday 4 March 2017

The latest exhibition in The Cass Foyer Gallery features new work by postgraduate photography students.

AJ Small Projects 2017

Two works by London Met tutors shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects 2017 awards.