Commodified City: London

To celebrate the end of the Power and Architecture season, you’re invited to explore east London in this walking workshop hosted by Berlin-based collective Ogino Knauss. The workshop accompanies their installation Re>Centering Periphery at The afterlives of Modernity, the fourth and final exhibition for Power and Architecture.

“Commodified City: London” is an Urban Reconnaissance workshop based one of 64 definitions of the word “city” in the Exercises in Urban Reconnaissance toolbox:

The city is a product, an economic resource and a financial asset. It is transformed and appropriated in respect of its exchange value.

This definition will be the starting point for examining the identity and transformations of London today. Participants will learn to employ this perspective while exploring the Shoreditch neighbourhood, and their personal observations will be discussed and interweaved in a connected narrative.

Spaces in the workshop are limited to 20 participants.


10:00am – Introduction, excercises and itinerary
12:00pm – Urban walk (with lunch break in the neighbourhood)
3:30pm – Wrap-up and discussion of results


Participants will meet at Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP. The workshop will explore the surrounding Shoreditch neighbourhood, after which participants will return to the space for a discussion.

About Ogino Knauss

Ogino Knauss is a collective signature adopted in 1995 by Manuela Conti, Michele Lancuba and Lorenzo Tripodi. The project started as the Mutant Cinema Laboratory in a self-managed social centre in Florence.

Ogino Knauss realizes films, performances, installations, events, exhibitions, books, graphics and websites, and collaborates with activists, artists and academics.

Booking terms & conditions

A deposit of £5 will be taken in lieu of a ticket, which will be fully refunded when you attend the event or send someone else in your place. Not attending the event and not sending anyone else in your place will mean you lose your deposit.

Please allow up to 7 business days for your refund to be processed and show up on your account. If it’s past that time, do get in touch with us so we can look into it.

We have a 12-hour cancellation policy, meaning you can cancel your ticket up to 12 hours before the event start time by emailing [email protected] and the deposit will be refunded to your account. For any cancellations made outside this time frame the deposit becomes non-refundable.