Opening: Thursday 1st December 2011,
Talk at 6:30pm - in Main Forum
40-44 Spring House,
Holloway Road
London N7 8JL 

A collaborative project between London Metropolitan Univeristy and public works presents a programme of events and workshops  on how architecture can become part of a progressive process of social change and exchange, rather than an end product. We will pose questions about where the architecture lies within this context and our shifting roles as architects in the development of spatial production.

Exhibition open: 1 – 9 December 2011
The exhibition illustrates the process of the development and construction of three cultural in villages in the Indian state of West Bengal, with each one reflection the particular local cultural traditions and skills. The project was led by Indian NGO, and aims to develop the unique folk art and culture based creative industry in a way that benefits poor and marginalised rural and tribal communities in West Bengal.

The programme of events to considers the position of architecture in socially driven projects, and how buildings become part of the process of cultural and educational production.

01 Dec 6:30pm, Lecture and exhibition opening - with a one evening International Village Shop

06 Dec 1pm-2pm, “Moving In” workshop, a workshop to frame different possibilities for the appropriation of the buildings, to host existing needs and develop possible new programmes and activities
All students welcome, see leaflet in shop for signing in

07 Dec 10am – 1pm, Seminar: Peter Carl, Maurice Mitchell, Bo Tang, Torange Khonsari, Julie Scott, Jonathan Karkut

09 Dec 1pm-2pm, “Moving In” workshop