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As part of the Tate Local programme public works will run an artist lead walk in the area surrounding Tate Britain. Our walk - similar to the walk we are preparing in Hackney Wick with Lea Bank Square - will be in two parts. We will be making seed bombs this coming Monday and organise a walk later in the year to drop them while visiting horticulturally interested people and projects around Tate Britain.
Join us for the first part of the seed bomb making on Monday the 25th of October, from 11.00-16.00 to compress wildflower seed packs and contribute to conversations and exchange about local green spaces. We will be running the workshop in two locations first at Tate Britain, Manton Lawn from 11:00 - 1:30 and afterwards at Millbank Estate, Reynolds House courtyard, Erasmus Street from 14:00 - 16:00.
Horticultural expertise will be provided by gardener Hamish Liedel.
To find out more or take part call Ashley on 020 7887 3947 or
The workshop and walk is for free but booking is required.
Spatial Form in Social and Aesthetic Processes at the Architectural Association
Friday 15th October 2010 Architectural Association, 36
Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, UK
Main Lecture Hall
Concrete Geometries is a work-in-progress term derived from the
synthesis of 'concrete', registering an existing reality or actual
experience, and the abbreviation 'geometries', denoting spatial
form. Set up as a research cluster at the Architectural Association
School of Architecture, Concrete Geometries is seeking new ways of
thinking about spatial form as a socially engaged and
experientially relevant tool. The day will be structured into two
thematic fields and four discussion blocks. The format of each
block is a series of four short illustrated presentations followed
by a round table discussion with an invited guest.
All sessions will be chaired by Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer.
Kathrin from public works will be talking at 14.00 as part of
the Thematic Field B: Geometry and Social Processes Block
3 from 14.00 - 15.15.
Relational Space Works in this category are exploring the notion of spatial form as providing literal and immediate support for the unfolding of social situations, the creation of human relations and their social contexts as a practice, the geometry of social environments and the production of intersubjective encounters.
Some images of the press at Lea Bank Square making delicious seed bombs.
Also check the Lea Bank Square blog for more images and other activities.
Kathrin is currently involved in building and filling a pantry
(or larder) in Berlin. It is a myvillages.org project called
(Engl.: pantry), and the Vorratskammer is to feed a large public
event later in the year.
The pantry has been under construction since October 2010, and exists as many storage spaces for goods and ideas along the way. It will come together and go live as one public space for the Über Lebenskunst Festival - to supply visitors with food and themes to do with growing and making food in and around Berlin.
Vorratskammer is a central part of the Über Lebenskunst programme, initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The Über Lebenskunst Festival takes place 17. to 21. August 2011 at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.
Join us for a day of Seed Bomb Pressing at Lea Bank Square in Hackney Wick on Sunday the 3rd of October 2010 from 11am - 4pm as part of the Lea Bank Square Purple Garden Open Day
As part of the 'Route Book' Project we will be hosting our first event in Hackney Wick together with Lea Bank Square Purple Garden. We will be joining Lea Bank Square on their open day to produce wild flower seed bombs with our 10ton Press. inaugurating our new moulds we will be pressing seed bombs to be used to reinstate the Sunflower Avenue.
Sunflower Avenue is a local initiative to draw a connection between Mabley Green and Victoria park by planting Sunflowers along the route which cuts straight through the heart of Hackney Wick.
Leabank Square Purple Garden Open day
Sunday 3rd October
From 11Am - 4PM
Enjoy the purple garden with us
Meet the Gardeners and find out how the Garden started and sign up to the Gardening Club
Eat with us
Bring a dish or some spare harvest for a shared lunch at the river. Some Refreshments will be provided
Seed Bomb Pressing
Join us in making seed bombs and help us plant wildflowers in the Wick. We will be using our magic 10 ton press to make seed bombs. Everybody can join in.
Join us at
Leabank Square Purple Garden
London E9 5LR
Buses: 26, 388, 30, 276, 236
This seminar brings together a number of practices addressing issues of local and translocal cultural production within different contexts in Europe, prompted during the collaborative project Rhyzom. All these cultural practices are intrinsically related to political, economic, social and material conditions and to specific temporalities, spatialities, individual and collective histories and experiences within their local contexts. Rhyzom tries to create transversal connections between these different framings and to engage with the dynamic and complicated nature of notions of 'local' and 'culture' in contemporary society. This way of connecting 'within and across' is a critique of the way contemporary culture is produced and distributed at global scale. Issues of conflict and contest, common and commonality, rural versus urban, Institutions versus agencies will be addressed in relation to the notions of 'local' and 'culture'.
10h00 - 11h00 - LOCAL, PLACE, CULTURE aaa, Fernando Garcia,
11h15- 12h15 AGENCIES versus INSTITUTIONS PS2, Cultural Agency, Agency
12h30-13h30 CONFLICTS, CONTESTS Apolonija Sustersic & Meike Schalk + Park Fiction
16h00 - 17h00 RURAL / URBAN Public Works + Fiona Woods
17h15-18h15 - COMMON, COMMONS Osfa aka Perez De Lama, Celine Condorelli
18h30-19h30 - DEBATE
Tobi - our man on the ground in Kolkotta - is busy visiting the construction sites of three new resource centres spread over the three districts of Nadia, Medinipur and Puruliya in West Bengal. Initated by 'Banglanatak' a group of social entrepreneurs who are working closely with artists and craftsmen in several villages of West Bengal.
The resource centres are part of a wider development of regional heritage trails. Each centre is dedicated to a specific artform which is dominant in the area. The land for the centres has been donated to the project by the local artists and crafts communities. The heritage trails are being developed with the Department of Tourism, Culture and Development at London Metropolitan Business School. The resource centres act as nodes for the trails and as an important piece of infastructure in the future development of the artform and its economical success.
Tobi Sofela from public works has the pleasure of spending three months in Kolkotta, overseeing the completion of the centres in cooperation with the local architect and contractor.
Join us on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 September 2010
9.30am - 5pm
Venue: firstsite 4 - 6 Short Wyre Street Ages:
For Everyone Price: Free, just drop in
The Colchester Inn project continues to grow following the February launch of The Knot Curtain, made with Colchester Chinese Culture Society (CCCS). We are now working with three more Colchester based groups to produce the new space for hosting and welcoming in Colchester.
On 8 and 9 September a group of students from the BA (Hons) Art and Design - Three Dimensional Design and Craft course at Colchester Institute will develop a typical 'front room' at firstsite, where knick-knacks and selected objects will be arranged as conversation starters that can also be swapped by and with the general public. Come in and see what's going on
Join My Club at the Polish Arts Festival in Southend-on-Sea from the 12th to the 13th of September 2010. public works ongoing collaboration with 30Bird Production continues on the newly designed and customised Bedford truck which hosts a temporary roaming cultural space.
A military truck, a tower, a shed in the sky, a house cut in half and the British army: Chodzenie-Siberia is a spectacular outdoor event inspired by the journey of Poles to Siberia and Iran. Come and walk through regiments of soldiers, a wall of sound and enter the weird and wonderful world of Chodzenie-Siberia, see film projections on the truck, and climb a spiral staircase in the tower to look into the shed and see trains and towys against a vast landscape.
Join us in the city centre. We will be making army uniform inspired accessories in the thin rooms of an army truck, displaying them in gilded framed windows and hold intimate specialists talks in the shed in the sky on the truck. So come along, bring inspiring fabrics and commission your own accessories. Sign up for talks and have a cup of tea.