Women of the Wick - artist Sara Kärpänen takes over the eco-pod in Grow Studios

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Sara Kärpänen is the latest artist to take over the eco-pod in Grow Studios and this month she launches the Women of the Wick project where shes invites local artists to talk about their creative work, the highs and lows of being an artist and everything from sex to social media, mental health, and the future of the artistry scene in London.

The project aims to create a safe and supportive environment to help others in their creative paths—and to celebrate and give a voice to the talented group of diverse women in the area. If you would like to get involved, please contact Sara at sara.karpanen@gmail.com

Sara will also be part of the open studios on Saturday 8th December 11-5pm and the project will culminate in an event including a panel discussion and a night of live music, screenings and poetry readings.

The podcast series will be streamed through Wick Radio and you can keep up to date on Women of the Wick blog.

Photo Credits: Hunter Sloan Photography

FURTHER INFO

Sara Kärpänen is a Finnish-born poet, artist and writer living and working in East London. Through her art, she explores narratives that focus on sexuality, feelings of solitude and the connections we crave and create with each other as citizens. @sarakarpanen

Studio Bark's ‘U-Build’ eco-pod is designed to make the process of building more accessible and affordable, using a modular system suitable for the circular economy, where all parts are fully adaptable, ecological and recyclable with potential to create your own furniture, buildings, community + offer solutions where people build and inhabit a space of their own.

Grow, Hackney exists for music, art, food, conversation, community and a space where everyone is welcome. Run as an experiment in ethical and sustainable business, Grow works in partnership with local artists, musicians and community groups, while asking: Is it possible to be a financially sustainable enterprise while:

  • Using eco-electricty; eco cleaning and recycled products

  • Sourcing locally and sustainably wherever possible

  • Working in partnership with independent and ethical enterprises wherever possible

  • Using organic and fairtrade wherever possible.

  • Offering free entry events wherever possible to share music, art and community workshops