today’s extension shows the day to day activities of the South London Gallery that take place within the building itself and its immediate neighbourhood, particularly Sceaux Gardens Estate.
Neighbouring organisations and Sceaux Gardens residents have been involved with SLG projects and programming over a number of years.
today’s extension collects and points to the different aspects of this wider field of activity and territory.
Visitors are welcome to add suggestions for further extensions.
today’s extension is part of a longer term mapping and visualisation project by public works for the SLG, which looks into the different programmtic and spatial extensions of the organisation. This first public mapping is part of the current Beyond These Walls exhibition which runs from 24 July - 20 Sep 2009.
public works is organising a Friday Session on 18th September, to present and discuss the project and the mapping so far.
St Pauls way community school is getting a new school and playground.
Working with pupils at the school we looked at ideas of domesticity in their future playground and notions of privacy on the school ground. We made collages that started to explore the above ideas and through the process of creating a domestic situation we found the most intimate space in the existing playground.
This July public works are roaming the Kings Cross area on a converted milk float to collect tips and tricks on how to do your own regeneration - besides living in one of the biggest and ambitious inner city regeneration areas in Europe.
All advise is being collected in the form of a posters which are produced and displayed on site wherever the float is parked on the day. You can also view them on line at www.diyregeneration.net
On the 11th of July DIY REGENERATION will take part in the Somer's Town Festival. Join us for a ride, a chat and a song together with the Musical Flying Squad. Click here for full programme of the day.
DIY REGENERATION is part of Junction, a series of artist's projects for King's Cross, commissioned by Camden Arts Centre and supported by Bloomberg and the Wellcome Trust.
The "Folk Float" (not just any old milk float) has been brought down from Egremont in Cumbria, where it was previously commissioned for Creative Egremont, a public art programme by Grizedale Arts.
public works has been working with staff from the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University and a group of sport enthusiastic teenagers from the near-by village of Barrow upon Soar to develop a new sports product.
"a ball is a ball is a ball" is the result of a series of joint workshops and prototyping which were centred around different ball games and the idea of a "multisport" - which can be played spontaneously with any kind of ball.
We will open an International Village Shop for the day, and be open between 12.00 and 17.00 in front of the School of Art and Design at Loughborough University.
The project had been commissioned by Radar for their "Group Process" series.
As part of the conference for sustainable urban development Torange from public works gave a paper on "urbanism within the everyday", and did a 2 day workshop in Rafsanjan. Rafsanjan is a pilot city to implement such ideas in collaboration with Iran Art and Architecture Research Association (IAARA). This leads to a program for revising the existing Agenda 21 programme for the UN on sustainable cities development.
The final day of the "somewhere" public mapping will finish with a conversation between Celine Condorelli and Kathrin at 18.00 at Wolverhampton Gallery. For more detail klick here
To mark the end of her AHRC research fellowship at the School of
Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton, Kathrin is
currently doing the live public mapping project
"yourwhere" at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, to coincide with the
launch of the "Who is building what" publication, and an evening
discussion together with Celine Condorelli at the Gallery.
Public mapping: 09 - 26 May 2009
Discussion: Tuesday 26 May at 18.00, both at Wolverhampton Art
The publication is available at the gallery or contact public
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.