Off:Re:Onshore

This post was produced for and first appeared on the site of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. In recent decades, economies of the Global South have been shaped by offshore production and labour-intensive industrialization, which often come with dangerous work conditions, inadequate wages, and sexual exploitation, notably in the garment industry.…

So, why do we need manufacturing in the uk?

After years of de-industrialisation and a concerted focus on developing the knowledge economy, it is unsurprising that manufacturing has something of an image problem in the UK. Increasing however, technological, economic, social and environmental issues are converging to make the time ripe for re-evaluating this perception. This blog explores some…

Cities of making: the role of manufacturing in a thriving city

Cities of making: the role of manufacturing in a thriving city

Cable Street, Limehouse, Vauxhall – we are surrounded in London by the ghosts of the city’s industrial past; remnants of activity and production which shaped both our neighbourhoods and our economy. For centuries European cities were places of industry and creation, as well as places of trade and service. But…