Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.


Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007

Photo: Fernando García Dory, Mali 2007

Friday Session 42 will bring together two speakers who's work as artist and architect has led them to a close involvement with nomadic and pastoral cultures across the globe.
Pooya Ghoddousi, Architect and researcher born in Tehran and currently living in London will present his work nomadic and transitional cultures. Fernando García Dory, artist and ecologist from Spain will introduce his practice and involvement with the global pastoral movement from setting up of a Shepherds School in Spain to organising a global gathering of pastoralists.

On WEDNESDAY 17th of November 2010
From 7PM
at public works studio
1-5 Vyner Street London
E2 9DG
click here for directions

Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works mostly on Friday evenings - but sometimes on a Wednesday - with invited guests and friends.
Anyone is welcome.
Beer is served.

Pooya Ghoddous (Theran 1974) has worked as an architect, consultant, and designer in companies in Iran and The United Arab Emirates from. from 2004 to 2007 he worked with CENESTA, an NGO based in Iran working with Qashqai Nomads on Sustainable Livelihoods and Nature Conservation. During this time he had a first hand experience to live and learn from the traditional nomads and study aspects of the mobilities of transnational Iranians. Together with Farshid Behzad and Sohrab Daryabandari he is currently producing a documentary film on the subject of Nomadism in Iran. He received his master's in Architecture and Urbanism from Shahid Beheshti University and a master in Urbanisation and Development from London School of Economics and Political Science which was dedicated to Global Nomads or Temporary Citizens: Transnational Mobility of Middling Iranians.

Fernando García Dory (Madrid, 1978) is a neo-pastoral and agro-ecologist artist. His work deals with subjects affecting the current relation between culture and nature in the framework of landscape, countryside, desires and expectations related to aspects of identity, crisis, utopia and social change. He often uses self-organization strategies, initiating collaborative social plastic processes. He studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Rural Sociology. His interest in mobility, rythms and relation with space, made him to start to work with trashumants and nomads. After creating a Shepherds School, he organised a World Gathering of Nomadic and Trashumant Pastoralists, resulting from it the WAMIP ( World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Pastoralists) , representing the 250 mill of nomadic pastoralists in the world.