Hey, Antony here again, thought I'd just do a blog about a pretty important day, the final evening of the urban pioneers project. Interesting day really, it felt like a celebration of our achievements and results from this project, and this was a way to show our apprieciation to all people who gave their time for us lot, and also to Ruby and Sarah for their help and setting up the project. But on the other hand, it's over, this is the final chapter in the King's Cross urban project, so it was a day of celebration but a day of goodbyes. And it was great to see the support for the project and the turn out for the evening, I was never in doubt (i think) but when you see the crowd, you can't run away from them. I think they really enjoyed the evening and intrigued by what we had to say, so I'm grateful for that.
Anyways, the six of were nervous at first, especially naomi because she was the chair of the panel, but we got through it, and it was a friendly audience so that helped relax us. It was never hard to talk about the project because it really left an impression on us and we really enjoyed it so we had only good things to say about the project, and our response and opinions on the different tasks that we carried out. Naomi was great as chair and we just said what we felt and the audience was interested in it. Good stuff.
Other highlights of the night were the films, all six of them were truely awesome, I thought all of them were witty, clever and well thought out. The fanzines were also on par with the fanzines, they are to good for words. It was really great to see the end products of the project because we invested alot of time snd effort into the videos and the fanzine, and also the models that we made with Squire and partners and the posters with public works. And it was great that they recieved a good reception, and evening was really the culmination of the project and was a fanastic way to end it. Looking forward to hearing about the next group of pioneers.
Finally, all thanks to Ruby Sarah, everyone at the AF, all the great people who gave their time for this project, and everyone who supported us on the final night and elsewhere. And also, thanks to the other five pioneers, its been a great couple of months.
Well, we'll have to see what the future brings and I think Ruby's keeping the blog up for future entries so this isn't a goodbye, cheers.
Photographs by Emanuele D'Angelo