Issue 28 Articles
Magazine: Issue 28
Spotlight: Peter Von Kant
Peter von Kant is based in a seventeenth century house with an intriguing history. Built with timbers from Deptford's long-defunct shipbuilding industry and previously used as a bike workshop, the building's restoration won its architects, Dow Jones, the 2013 RIBA London Regional Award and the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize in the same year.
Hidden within the Caroline Garden’s Chapel, the ruinous décor of Asylum has been home to a new programme of art initiatives co-led by artists Jo Dennis and Dido Hallett. CM: For starters could you just tell me a little bit about yourselves and the Asylum space? I’m interested into how you managed to acquire such an interesting space to work with. The space was on the Southwark Council website in the Commercial Property to let section. We made a proposal to run it as an art space and we were lucky enough to be given the lease in 2010. Jo and I both studied at Goldsmiths College and were practising artists looking for a space to run an arts programme in.
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