Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by
public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and
Join us on a visit to Department 21 for a roundtable
discussion about cross-disciplinary practice led by public works
with guests Celine
Condorelli (London-based architect and author of 'support structures'),
Richard Wentworth (Head of Sculpture, RCA) and Sarah
Teasley (design historian and RCA History of Design)
Department 21 is a temporary, physical space established by
students of the RCA as an experiment in interdisciplinary
Temporarily taking over a vacated space in the Royal College of Art, Department 21
seeks to explore whether this territory, freed by the departure of
one department and the anticipation of another, can become a new
kind of conceptual, physical and social space which test the
possibilities of a cross-disciplinary initiative.
For one month only, students from all departments of the College
are invited to use this platform to develop independent work and
cultivate collaborative projects in a multi-purpose
The Round table discussion will look at the nature of
initiatives originating from within institutional settings and the
potential of cross-disciplinarity within educational institutions
such as the RCA.
The event will run from 1pm this Friday the 4th of December 2009
in Lecture Theater 2 at the
RCA. Visitors to the RCA can enter from the main entrance,
which looks onto the Royal Albert Hall and follow the signs guiding
visitors to Lecture Theater 2.
Click here to find the location on google maps
The next Friday Session will take place at Coniston Sports and
Shepherds Bridge, Coniston, Cumbria.
As part of a fieldtrip to Grizedale Arts/Lawson Park which is
organised in conjunction with a new pan-european collective
research project, RHYZOM.
With short presentations by the different RHYZOM partners and
guests, to introduce themselves and showing work related to local
Sarah Hunt from atelier d'archicture
Wapke Feenstra and Antje Schiffers from myvillages.org, Rotterdam/Berlin
Kathrin Böhm from public works, London
Tatjana Schneider and Florian Kossak from Agency, Sheffield
Bryony Reid and Fiona Woods from PS2, Belfast
Craig Sands, Belfast
Celine Condorelli, support structure, London
Dorian Moore, London
With pies from Pott's Pies in Lancaster and drinks at the
Please join us for a FRIDAY SESSION on
Friday 18th Sep from 19.00 to 20.30 at the
Gallery (SLG), 65 Peckham Road, London SE5.
As part of our current project "today's extension" for SLG's
"Beyond These Walls" exhibition, public works is running a
Friday Session on the subject of gallery extensions.
While the past decade has seen a marked increase in off-site,
community-based and outreach projects - the non-gallery based work
of art galleries - numerous building projects have enlarged the
architectural space of the galleries themselves. This Friday
Session looks at the current and possible relationship between
those two forms of extension.
The panel includes Margot Heller and Frances Williams, SLG,
Andrea Philips, Goldsmiths College, Natasha Vicars, Whitechapel
Gallery, Kathrin Böhm and Andreas Lang from public works.
public works will continue their mapping of SLG's various
extensions in 2010, alongside public events and debates to frame
the concept of such extended extensions.