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Laura Whiting

London / Basildon

Interests: Building Sites, New Towns, Basildon, Essex, The coast, The sea, The Seaside, Hospitals, some art, and very occasionally sculpture.

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OUR FRIEND THE PUMPKIN

Friday night was all hallows eve, and London had more than it’s usual share of horrific sights. The three of us - X, Matty and me have spent far to long applying our Goth slap, so original plans to go... Continue reading

Posted May 7, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

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Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Out of Sight - The forgotton families of Indias largest resettlement drive

On 11 November, news broke that New Delhi’s Athletes’ Village for the 2010 Commonwealth Games was in jeopardy as environmentalists petitioned the High Court to halt construction on the green banks of the Yamuna River. For many of the residents... Continue reading

Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Going Swimmingly

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Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Chemical Enhancement - Steetley Magnesite

The strangest things to find are pens, shoes a hole punch around the place, the ordinariness of human inhabitation. Continue reading

Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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More Chemical Enhancement - Proctor and Gamble Vs St Clements

Scented nature trail interlude, castellation of St Clements is spotted. Continue reading

Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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I heart Grays

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Posted Mar 31, 2013 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Ice brick

Some time back in 2005/06 I made this sketch. From time to time I look again at this initial concept and material experiment for my final BA thesis project: A Town Hall for Spitalfields. This image grew out of an... Continue reading

Posted Apr 30, 2011 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Close up

Photos from Dungeness, and the miniature landscapes occurring underfoot. Continue reading

Posted Apr 10, 2011 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Dec 29, 2010

Sites of Learning

I nearly accepted an offer from Ravensborne College in 2002. Earlier the same day I had my interview at London Met’s Spring House on Holloway Road (then University of North London) before travelling to slumbering Chislehurst where Ravensbourne’s campus was then. Continue reading

Posted Dec 29, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Gap in the market for such a service? With an optional Ghostbusting consultation.

Hari

The piece Hari written by the travel writer Bruce Chatwin was my favourite thing in the John Pawson exhibition. I remember Pawson’s dreamy white veiled room and his models and razor sharp photographs, but this one page from a typewriter (complete with crossing out) became a looking glass i...

Hari

The piece Hari written by the travel writer Bruce Chatwin was my favourite thing in the John Pawson exhibition. I remember Pawson’s dreamy white veiled room and his models and razor sharp photographs, but this one page from a typewriter (complete with crossing out) became a looking glass into Pawson’s interiors. Continue reading

Posted Dec 16, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Museum of Everything #3

Last years MOE #1 looked at the anxious preoccupations of the outsider artist, and this year with Peter Blake as host the return show is steered on a more jovial tact. The successive rooms look at familiar outsider themes of... Continue reading

Posted Dec 15, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Tall Ships

Wrote more about it over there Continue reading

Posted Sep 13, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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84 Great Eastern Street

Photos taken in the basement performance space of 84 Great Eastern Street taken 16th of June 2010…one of the last performances as part of the events organised to while awaiting the court decision on resisting eviction. The space was previously... Continue reading

Posted Jul 21, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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FOUR FATHERS

Cyril of Alexandria John Chrysostom Gregory of Nazianzus Basil of Caesarea The high Baroque church St Nicholas (in Czech Mikulase) on Mala Strana is known in Prague as the ‘Wedding Cake’. Once inside the nick name becomes obvious as modesty... Continue reading

Posted Jun 20, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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The Barbican and a pub called The Dolphin.

Dolphin Loos - Photo by Emily Webber This was supposed to be about the Barbican, a building turned complex. Now it is also about The Dolphin, a place sometimes spoken about by people on buses in Hackney; I finally managed... Continue reading

Posted Jun 15, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Architecture and Pole Dancing

It’s quiet up here on the top floor of the Commercial Iron works building on Shoreditch High Street, high above the noise of the street. The sturdy portico of St Leonard’s can be seen amongst the churchyard’s trees, through keyhole... Continue reading

Posted Jun 14, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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Loose Footings - Dunton Plotlands, Basildon

At the Dunton Plotlands museum Norman, an elderly volunteer is busy with a hand full of visitors, they arrive later than expected since only smouldering ashes provide a subsidiary heat. But eager to entertain, he winds up the record player... Continue reading

Posted May 25, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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SHOEBURYNESS

When mischievous toponymists Douglas Adams and John Lloyd entered Shoeburyness into the Meaning of Liff, they were strangely accurate with their description of "The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat which is still warm from somebody... Continue reading

Posted May 16, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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WEST END WALK

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Posted May 13, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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EAST END WALK 2

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Posted May 13, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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EAST END WALK 1

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Posted May 13, 2010 at F A B R I C A T I O N

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