The Bootstrap Review Every year we produce the Bootstrap Review – a warts and all summary of all things Bootstrap, and this year was no exception. From events in the Bootyard and Dalston Roof Park to the rent review and enterprise programmes, the booklet gives an overview of everything thats happened here on Ashwin &…

Bootstrap Fund Launch – Houses of Parliament The Bootstrap Fund is a pioneering mechanism we have established to tackle the affordable workspace crisis in London. Every Londoner is aware of the rocketing residential cost of living in the country’s capital and this crisis equally impacts commercial property. The unrelenting demand, coupled with the limited supply, for London property…

Pitch Fever at Bootstrap! When we were designing our 8-week Food++ business support course (part of east London accelerator programme, Echo++) for a group of budding food-preneurs, at the top of our wish list was an inspiring space to kick off and close the programme – and that’s exactly what we got at Bootstrap Company! The programme…

How Bootstrap amps its social impact As you climb the stairs of The Print House to get to Dalston Roof Park you are accompanied by a mural, created by Bootstrap tenant Roger Mason. The vibrant animation is designed to communicate the breadth of the organisation’s work and their social mission to both the tenants and…

Colin O’Brien: 1940 – 2016 By Yousif Farah Following the unexpected death of acclaimed street photographer Colin O’Brien, the organisers of ‘London Life’ have decided to take down the exhibition in Dalston earlier than scheduled, as a mark of respect. O’Brien has left behind an unerasable legacy. The exhibition, at the Print House Gallery, includes…

Kitchenette Karts by Mat Amp The culture of street food goes back as far as ancient Greece. Apparently Theophrastus, successor of Aristotle in leadership of the Lyceum, held the custom of street food in low regard. But what did he know? For me, there really is nothing like the smell of fresh food cooking on…

Minima Moralia – A Pop Up Creative Space by Mat Amp The sun beats down on Dalston Roof Park, striking the glass box and splintering into a prism of colours as if to celebrate the arrival of Minima Moralia. Minima Moralia is a project that creators Tomaso Boano, an architect from Italy, and Jonas Prismontas, an…

A five storey mural at the heart of Bootstrap by Mat Amp Occasionally things appear in life that absolutely belong, and once they’re here you can’t remember a time that they weren’t.   It may be something as dramatic as the Shard, which is now a defining testimony to London’s cutting edge, or it may…

Flinkable – Never Stop Learning By Mat Amp It’s a wet Wednesday afternoon in Walthamstow. The rain drums relentlessly against the window pain of your 60’s office block and your boss’s admonishing tone tests what’s left of your resolve. You glance at the clock once again, sure that it has all but stopped. In your…

We Heart magazine writes up the Bootyard story We Heart is an award winning online magazine that explores the intersections between art, design, lifestyle and travel. Recently their editor came to Bootstrap to find out more about the Bootyard – a community of shipping containers housing small businesses tucked into an old car park on Abbot Street….

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