2. Caravanserai "Canning Town Caravanserai is a welcoming oasis hosted by locals, open to all visitors. It is a locally-driven public space bringing together trade, training, performance, a community garden, and a place to eat, drink and play. Mixing a café with art workshops, food stalls with performance spaces, and enterprise units with allotments, it will be hosted by locals and open to all. In short, a community space run by the community." image/text: http://caravanserai.org.uk/our- story/
"Meanwhile London" •Temporary public spaces competition •mayors of Newham & London •5yrs http://www.newham. com/live/meanwhile_london_competition/m eanwhile_london_competition/975,10,0,0. html
Why not makeHow will Canning the temporary Can there be a permanent temporariness? spaces Town look in 5 permanent? years? Democracy or "Ad-hocracy" ?
Q: What Does http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdhocracyPublic Space Characteristics of an adhocracy: ● highly organic structureLook Like ● little formalization of behaviorUnder "Adhocracy"? ● job specialization not necessarily based on formal trainingA: Ask... Alvin Toffler // Robert H. Waterman, ● a tendency to group the specialists in functional units for housekeeping Jr. // Joseph Grima // Jose Abasolo, purposes but to deploy them in small, Matias Echanove, Rahul Srivastava market-based project teams to do (URBZ) // Cany Ash (Caravanserai) their work ● a reliance on liaison devices to"Adhocracy" at Istanbul Design Bienniale encourage mutual adjustment withinhttp://istanbuldesignbiennial.iksv.org/adhocracy/ and between these teams ● low standardization of procedures ● roles not clearly defined ● selective decentralization ● work organization rests on specialized teams ● power-shifts to specialized teams ● horizontal job specialization ● high cost of communication (dramatically reduced in the networked age) ● culture based on non-bureaucratic workImage: http://urbz.net/unmediated-design-tool-house-city/