Wednesday, 20 September 2017

London, my London

Wood and coal were transported along the river Lea, in Edmonton, north London, in the 19th century. Coach-building featured highly amongst the industries that made this manufacturing area popular. This is the reason why back in the summer I cycled up the River Lee Navigation to meet Alejandro, one of the co-founders of Building Bloqs, one of those forward-thinking organisations that make London one of the main hubs of creative power in the world.

But instead of me telling you the story of Building Bloqs, I will let Alejandro do it. My thanks to both Alejandro, Andrew and the rest of the team for allowing me to disrupt their very busy working day (and it was busy the day I went!) to do this interview. I hope you enjoy it.

24 comments:

  1. What a cool and innovative shared space for an urban community!

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  2. A fascinating post. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Interesting indeed. Like how they exist on their own and remain independent. Replicating and building away sure should be the way.

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  4. What a great idea this is! I looked up their website and it's quite interesting.

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  5. How fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. Fascinating post. Thank you.

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  7. Riveting! Thank you for sharing it with us. I found it quite fascinating.

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  8. Thank you so much for this brilliant and informative post...I have really enjoyed it!

    I have been thinking of your family members over there in Havana since hearing about those devastating storms...I do so hope they are OK.

    Greetings from a somewhat damp Hampshire! :))

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  9. We have that in small for bike repair, I love this idea!

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  10. Such a nice shared space for an urban community! I love your blog and I love London. Due to it is your blog so much interesting!

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  11. Interesting :) And welcome back :)

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  12. Interesting and informative interview thanks for sharing!

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  13. So interesting! Hurray for the power of creative companies.

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  14. Hi ACIL - this is an amazing idea ... loved hearing about it ... and great they're expanding. So clever that people can utilise resources ... and then start their own business ... wonderful to read about it - thanks for posting ... cheers Hilary

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  15. Small business and entrepreneurship have been and, perhaps, always will be key factors to economic growth and individual prosperity. Government bureaucrats often forget this and/or ignore it, and concentrate on major corporate powers, without understanding many of them originated in basements or garages.

    Interesting post, CiL. Hopefully, Building Bloqs will be an ongoing success story.

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  16. Very informative! Like it very much. I like to hear about entrepreneurship.
    Have a great weekend.
    : )

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  17. Wonderful, and thanks for your kind comments.

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  18. Yay to creative minds! Hugs...RO

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  19. sounds really useful workshop!

    interesting idea and great opportunity for people who want to create something

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