collaborative network for local cultural production and trans-local dissemination
RHYZOM will map emerging cultural productions related to local contexts (ie. eco-cultures, minorities’ skills and alternative economies, traditional practices and cultures of resilience, rural/urban exchanges), aiming to reinforcing them through an European interdisciplinary network which constitutes a cultural collaborative platform for reciprocal empowerment and trans-local dissemination.
RHYZOM is initiated by five main partners/co-organisers:
atelier d’architecture autogérée (coordinator – Paris, FR), Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (Istanbul, TR), AGENCY – The University of Sheffield (UK), Paragon Studios Ltd (Belfast, UK), public works (London, UK).
and associated local partners including: ISPARA - Institute for Strategies of Participative Architecture and Spatial Appropriation (DE), FCDL –Fondation for Local Communautary Development (RO), myvillages.org (DE, UK, NL), BLOK (HR), Isola Art Center (IT), Park Fiction (DE), The Dock - Arts Centre in Leitrim (IR), Oberliht (MD), PEPRAV - (European Platform for Alternative Practice and Research on the City), Observatorio Metropolitano (ES), SYN (Canada)
A fanzine to sketch and collect those moments that made a change -
to your work, to a project, to a relationship etc.
public works is publishing a fanzine on BIG MOMENTS as part of the
Le Corbusier exhibition and events programme at the Barbican Gallery in London.
Whatever the scale of the work, it is very often moments within projects that mark a turn, make a change or shift something important.
We want to start a collection of moments, to archive their existence and to position their importance within the context of cultural and architectural production.
Please send us an A4 portrait or A3 landscape document that captures such a moment. It can be anything from a quote, a photo, a drawing, a text, etc.
Please add a short description of the context/situation and the date and location.
The fanzine will be compiled and published during a public drop-in workshop at the Barbican on Thursday 30th April 2009
from 18.00 - 22.00.
For details and directions visit:
From the 21st April to the 3rd of May, public works will be producing ad hoc bags from a stall on Petticoat Lane Market, using found and donated materials.
1000 BAGS HERE AND NOW will be given away as a farewell present to local users, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's year long The Street project.
The stall will be open and running daily (but Sat and Mon) from 10.00 to 17.00.
Who is hosting whom how?
public works are running a pilot project for COLCHESTER INN, commissioned by first:site.
The project looks at forms and formats used by different groups to welcome someone in.
The pilot is in collaboration with a group of parents and friends from Colchesters's Chinese Saturday School.
The workshop on Sunday brings together ideas and suggestions that have been collected so far, in order to brainstorm a new hosting item.
Visitors are welcome but please contact Laura at LauraE@firstsite.uk.net to check availability.
The CUBE Garden Club has started at the Granville CUBE in Kilburn.
Local residents and Polly Brannan from public works have begun the initial stages of redeveloping the 1960's precinct in Kilburn-local gardening meetings, fanzines, arts and environment workshops and site visits to other community led gardens and green spaces will all take place in the lead up to planting our own boxes and creating our own local Garden!
A gardening and arts programme is beginning at the local primary school in Kilburn next term-watch this space!
The CUBE Garden Club has been invited to be part of the Avant Gardening network, an arts and environment project engaging all sectors of the community with environmental and sustainability issues through art, gardening and food.
Avant Gardening is an initiative by Studio Voltaire and Moving South and is partners with public works.
Radar arts programme at Loughborough University are organising a one day symposium on Art in the Social Sphere.
public works will presenting a paper on the spatial typologies that are generated and developed through socially engaged art practices. public works current commission for Radar is part of the International Village Shop idea, which is about exploring new architectural typologies alongside public and participatory work.
Join us for the an outing of the Wick Curiosity Shop and the launch of the WCS 2009 Calender. Thursday the 22nd of January 2009 from 3pm at the Hackney Wick Community Centre. Click here for directions.
The Wick Curiosity Shop 2009 Calendar is a limited edition of collages based on Hackney Wick’s past, present and future. It was made by Polly Brannan from public works and Hilary Powell from Optimistic Productions.
You can purchase a copy for £10 (postage not included) by e-mailing the Wick Curiosity Shop
The Wick Curiosity Shop is an eclectic collection of local produce, memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about Hackney Wick. On the day of the Hackney Wick Festival the shop hosted a rich mixture of displays and performances, bringing together the weird and the wonderful found in Hackney Wick.
Beyond the Festival the shop exist on line and as a series of events in which it temporarily assembles. The display and the format in which the shop is presented are changing with each event and the shop archive is continuously growing. We’re slowly collecting an extensive list of contributions made in or inspired by Hackney Wick and the surrounding area.
The Wick Curiosity Shop is a project by public works in collaboration with Pudding Mill River:Purveyors of Sporting Spirits and Foodstuffs commissioned by [SPACE] for the Hackney Wick Festival, which took place on the 27th of September 2008.
Contact us if you would like to contribute something to the shop or if you spot something that needs further explanation. You can also join our mailing list to stay informed about future events.
6 month of the Wick Calendar by Hilary Powell
public works together with myvillages.org have been invited by Nick Slater at the Radar arts programme at Loughborough University, to suggest a participatory public project as part of the current Group Process commissioning series.
The proposal was to work with two local groups on the development of a new produce to enter the longer-term International Village Shop initiative.
Research staff from the renowned Sports Technology Department at the University are currently meeting with an informal group of young people from the nearby village of Barrow upon Soar to brainstorm ideas and prototypes for a new sports produce.
A Symposium on Art in the Public Sphere takes place on Thursday 29th Jam 09.
This 3-day conference is part one of an event that is hoped to promote ideas and identify projects that could use dialogue to retake and regenerate streets and public spaces.
The aim of day one is to introduce the subject of dialogue through the works and writings of different theoreticians and practitioners.
RECONSTRUCTION OF SPACES
NARRATIVE AND DREAMS
Torange khonsari, Jean Pierre
one local speaker
PLACE AND IDENTITY
2 other local speakers
'The Whitechapel gift shop' described 2 posts below this one, is now open and the Launch on Thursday was a great event