Collaboration as a suitable environment for creativity – September 2005

Hosted at the Abrahams studio in Stoke Newington, North London, Collaboration as a suitable environment for creativity launched the at Abrahams series during the London Design Festival 2005.

Like-minded people from all walks of life crammed into the studio to engage in a lively debate and hear how a cool anglicised Dutch architect, Alex de Rijke, came to work with “rumbustious” developer Roger Zogolovitch. The two discussed how they collaborated on the award winning development No. 1 Centaur Street, describing in detail the peaks and troughs of a two year working relationship, balancing an intuitive approach and academic rationale, subjugating egos and bolstering one another’s enthusiasm to achieve a unique building. They offered a valuable insight into how their experience could inform and be relevant to other creative industries.

The event was chaired by Baseline magazine editor Mike Daines, photographed by David Oxberry and illustrated by G Calvert and held at the Abrahams studio in Stoke Newington, London.