Crack Magazine hosted our final talk on the Future of Publishing with Steve Watson, (founder of Stack magazines and publisher at The Church of London) Hanna Hanra, (founder and editor of The Beat and formerly P.i.X) and Bill Prince (Deputy Editor of GQ.)
Editors of Crack, Jake and Tom, led us through topics of debate such as the decline in paid for publications, the rise of the web and whether this had a positive effect for journalism and publishing, followed by the panels thoughts on the future: will print cease to exist? What are the most important avenues for maintaining future revenue in publishing?
After tackling each area with thoughtful vigour the discussion was opened out to the floor, leading to GQ quashing the notion of print as a dying phenomenon, deciding that magazines will always have a place in peoples hearts.
We hope that this is the case; whatever the outcome the ün-establishment undoubtedly finished on a high (followed by the infamous after party…)
We originally invited We Heart along to the ün-establishment to host a show and tell, yet they reached far beyond this presenting an intuitive web of talks, installations and exhibitions as part of create GB. The project aimed to show “the world that convention prodding, thought-provoking and un-ashamedly eccentric British Design and creativity is as thriving and resounding as it’s ever been.” (http://creategb.com/)
Simon Cheadle started off with a discussion on the necessity of making mistakes in design, followed by Son’ Emirali who threw some light on his Fosters newsagents project accompanied by his 1:1 scale installation of the 90 year old corner shop.
The audience was then invited to browse a selection of truly unique work by the We Heart creative’s: Lisa Watson’s architectural jewellery, Ashleigh Downer’s otherworldly creations and Rosa Middleton’s Illustrations. Rosa completed the afternoon by briefly taking us through her Dragtopia Work.
Thanks to We Heart for a fantastic ün-established afternoon.
The Editor in Chief of Let Them Eat Cake, Ashley Mauritzen, came to visit us at the ün-establishment to host two panel discussions along with the Let Them Eat Cake dining set.
The first conversation On Fashion Media focused on the blurring line between editorial and retail, the rise and impact of the blogger and street style, and the meaning of luxury in a digital world before asking “can fashion media still make money?”
The second topic On Fashion Film posed the question “Is film the future of fashion editorial? What does it mean for magazines, retailers and brands? And what comes next?”
We hope that all who attended discovered some interesting answers and new viewpoints to such topical questions (and enjoyed that amazing cake…)
Steve Salter (Style Salvage)
Isabelle O’Carroll (Isabelle OC)
Jo Tulej (Visual Editor, LS:N Global)
Marie Schuller (Film Editor, SHOWstudio)
Njide Ugboma (Editor, The Outnet)
Pamela Church-Gibson (Fashion and Film course leader, LCF)
Sarah Piantadosi (filmmaker)
The Super/Collider collective brought their (very, very heavy) RISOgraph printer down to the ün-establishment to encourage a different type of art, creating immediate prints from science textbooks and imagery.
A lucky few spent the afternoon searching for images and scouring them out before unleashing their designs on the RISOgraph, with some fantastic results…
We love their connection between art and science – a truly ün-established creative outlet!
Silence fell and Kopparberg flowed as East London inhabitants flocked to the ün-establishment to witness the repercussions of James Murphy’s decision to halt the success of LCD soundsystem.
Shut Up and Play the Hits Documents his once final performance at Madison Square Garden and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
Armed with a few rogue pot plants, various miniature props and a handy amount of soil, an ün-establishment splinter group headed out onto the streets of Shoreditch for some serious pothole gardening.
Scouting for suitable patches proved relatively easy so we knelt down to create our own gardens (much to the confusion of the passers by) while the pothole gardener offered words of advice. We enjoyed it so much that we demanded he make us a few indoor gardens, complete with miniature Kopparberg bottles and ün-establishment signs.
The gardens may not have lasted long on the actual streets, but we have plenty of photos to remember them by. You will probably see us again, struggling down Shoreditch high street armed with a selection of plants and small garden gnomes.