public works will give a talk about their practice and recent projects,
on invitation by Chelsea's Spaces and Narration research group.
Monday 25th February 2008
Chelsea College of Art and Design,
16 John Islip Street,
London, SW1P 4JU,
The bad news is that that the conference we went to, was badly-to-not-chaired-at-all, with 8 presentation packed in each session and no time for discussion!
Good news is that we met Ivana Ivkovic from Zagreb who is involved in a collaborative cultural reclaim the city project called Zagreb - Cultural Kapital of Europe 3000, and we met up with Doina and Constantin from aaa, and went to a film screening to their ongoing St Bois project. We saw it in Dec 2006 when we did some workshops with students from Inter 10/AA, and what has happened since is impressive (to say the least). The front fence has been replaced by a multipurpose foldable wall with an inside space on top. The outdoor space has several fluid but clear stages from very public to communal and individual, with the genius siting of a dry toilet at the end of the plot. A public toilet as a distinguished architectural programme - clearly competing with the community dinner as a popular common demominator.
Sorry for the bad image - it was late and dark (and very cold).
public works is talking about their practice and ideas about public and communal spaces at a one day workshop in Paris on Sat 16th Feb 2008. For more details and programme klick here.
Just purchased our second Milk Float, to go to Folkestone in June 08 for the Folkestone Sculpture Triennial, curated by Andrea Schlieker. More info to come soon.
As part of the "Can you show me the space" programme
public works would like to invite you to an
evening of presentations and discussion
on Wed 6th February 2008
6 pm - 7.30 pm
at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston
Dispersed Cultural Spaces and Research
Elizabeth Price, Artist and Reader in Fine Art at Kingston University
Markus Miessen, Architect, European Kunsthalle
Lise Autogena, Artist, Christiania Researchers in Residence Initiative
Matthew Cornford, Professor of Fine Art, University of Wolverhampton
Cultural Production and research activities aren't confined by singular physical spaces,
but take place across different social and professional networks, locations and times.
The different projects and initiatives presented on the evening will explore forms that
facilitate and nurture dispersed cultural activities, often embedded in complex
Research Centres are currently mushrooming within institutional settings across the UK,
and the discussion will question the conventions of organising and disseminating research
in regards to its often informal and uncategorised modes of production and existence.
Stanley Picker Gallery
Kingston upon Thames
t: 0044 20 85478074