THE FLOATING CINEMA & EXPERIMENTS IN HOUSEHOLD
Extra Ordinary Knowledge provides a showcase for fantastic
examples of local knowledge and skills. To those 'in the know'
these might seem 'everyday' but to the rest of us they can seem
like magic! Come along and experience a Smörgåsbord of skills: from
sign writing to comfrey fertiliser production, bamboo bikes to
12.00 Introduction by Nina Pope, Somewhere
& Andreas Lang, public works
12.15 — 13.00 Drop-in Films on Making (left)
(on board the Floating Cinema)
13.00 Melissa Ronaldson from The Herbal Barge
presents Anti-microbials from your kitchen & towpath - a
response to the antibiotic resistance crisis
13.40 Homemade Drones with Anish Mohammed
14.10 All things Comfrey with Charlie Seber
14.30 The Beauty of Brewing with Shane
McNamara, Crate Brewery
15.10 — 15.30 Drop-in Films on Making (on
board the Floating Cinema)
15.30 Juicing Demo with The Projuicer, Alex
16.00 EMBX, Joe Stillion and Matthew Jones -
16.20 Frank Marr from the Bamboo Bicycle Club
leads a presentation Q&A about their open source bamboo bike
16.40 Make-your-own Cricket Balls with Thomas
Films on Making
Glas, Bert Haanstra, 1958, 11 min
Glas is a 1958 Dutch short documentary film by Bert Haanstra about
the glass industry in the Netherlands. It won the Academy Award for
Best Documentary Short Subject. Haanstra's camera follows the
subtle process of glass-making, from the handmade crystal glass to
the automated bottle making machines.
The Makers of Things, Anne Hollowday,
'The Makers of Things documents the work and workshops of the
Society for Model and Experimental Engineers, a sprawling
organisation with members all over the world.'Through these 4
little portraits, from the Model Engineer to The Woodworker, the
films invite us to discover those 'makers of things' and their
passion for creating.
1. The Society 3'15
2. The Problem Solver 3'58
3. The Model Engineer 3'25
4. The Woodworker 4'11
The Making of the Floating Cinema, O Production, 2013 11
If you happen to be in Lisbon over the coming weeks check out
our contribution to PLANNING FOR PROTEST, which
is a collaboration with Isaac
download our full contribution here.
Planning for Protest is a publication, exhibition and associated
project of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale.
Organized by Ben Allen, James Bae, Ricardo Gomes, Shannon Harvey
and Adam Michaels, the project will explore both the social and
architectural definitions of protest in light of the current global
financial crisis. Architectural offices witnessing these events
first-hand will provide case studies and project proposals for
contested spaces within their own cities.
Participants include: Antonas Office (Athens), Studio Miessen
(Berlin), studioBasar (Bucharest), Cluster (Cairo), Culturstruction
(Dublin), Superpool (Istanbul), Ateliermob (Lisbon), public works
with Isaac Marrero-Guillamón (London), Ecosistema Urbano (Madrid),
Srdjan Jovanović Weiss / NAO (New York), PioveneFabi with 2A+P/A
(Rome), Vapor 324 (São Paulo).
public works will be charing a talk at 'The Lake' in
Southwark by EXYZT on
Can temporary uses change the way we plan our cities?
19th September 2013 from 6.30 onwards
Over the last ten years, the "pop-up" has become a popular and
legitimate model for occupying unused spaces in London – pop-up
restaurants and bars, galleries, public spaces – opportunities on
the one-hand for squeezing commercial value out of underused
properties or land, but also to bring activity and a sense of pride
to undervalued places.
Centre for Cities carried out research in December 2012 in a
report called Size Matters, looking at the importance of the city
core for small businesses and what policies should be developed to
specifically support small enterprises.
The Bankside Neighbourhood Forum is currently looking at how to
accommodate a more flexible and adaptable approach to built spaces
in the emerging Bankside Neighbourhood Plan. Will temporary uses
provide a solution and what principles could be adopted by the
The roots of pop-up activities will provide the context for this
debate. This session will discuss the future of temporary uses,
their relevance in planning policy and their role in supporting the
introduction of small, creative enterprises in Central London.
Chair: Andreas Lang (public works)
Panellists include: Sara Muzio (EXYZT) and Finn Williams (Common Office)